HSN-RN.A.2

Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents.

 
30 Lesson(s)
   

Ordering Exponents

8th Grade Math » Unit: Law and Order: Special Exponents Unit
8th Grade Math » Unit: Law and Order: Special Exponents Unit
Shaun Errichiello
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Instead of seeing exponents as simply "repeated multiplication," we want students to find elegant and simple ways of comparing exponents.

 
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ordering exponents image
   

Dividing Radicals Made Easy Through the History of Rationalizing

Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Rhonda Leichliter
Rogers, AR
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The main idea of this lesson is that students compare dividing radicals by hand without rationalizing and realize why rationalizing came about and how it works.

 
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rationalizing the denominator
   

Multiplying Radical Expressions

Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Rhonda Leichliter
Rogers, AR
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The skill building in this lesson allows students to demonstrate the distributive property and multiplying two binomials with radical expressions.

 
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multiplying radicals
   

Simplify and Rewrite Radicals as Rational Exponents and Vice Versa.

Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Rhonda Leichliter
Rogers, AR
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The Laws of Exponents Still Apply! To Fractional Exponents.

 
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rational exponents 2
   

Introduction to Radicals

Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Rhonda Leichliter
Rogers, AR
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The point of this lesson is for students to understand the difference between exact and approximate solutions.

 
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nonperfect squares
   

Stretching Exponential Functions (and your mind)

12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential Functions and Equations
12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential Functions and Equations
Tiffany Dawdy
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students’ algebraic skills are reinforced as they discover that some different transformations are actually equivalent.

 
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mind stretch
   

Gallery Walk of Application Problems Involving Radicals

Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Rhonda Leichliter
Rogers, AR
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

To Critique and Share Work, Knowledge, and Friendly Feedback! (MP3)

 
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gallery walk
   

Rational Exponents

Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Amelia Jamison
Caldwell, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Keep students from being irrational about rational exponents with this lesson.

 
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image rational
   

Introduction to Exponential Functions - Rational Exponents

Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Jarod Hammel
Huntington, IN
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This multi-faceted lesson creatively activates the students' prior knowledge of exponents in a fun and engaging way - it also includes a “far-out” example that leaves them with a hunger to learn “exponentially” more!

 
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opening activity
   

Real Number Exponents

Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Amelia Jamison
Caldwell, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

It's not enough to be rational, let's get real with exponents.

 
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image real number
   

Add and Subtract Radical Expressions

Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Rhonda Leichliter
Rogers, AR
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

To introduce like terms using Radicals from student's prior knowledge of like terms in Polynomials.

 
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like terms
   

An "Exponentially" Rewarding Battle!

Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Jarod Hammel
Huntington, IN
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson serves as a “Battleship” review of real number exponents (both irrational and rational) as well as solving exponential equations. Students engage in battle while trying to sink a partner’s fleet of answers!

 
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battle action
   

Discovering Solutions to Exponential Equations

Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Jarod Hammel
Huntington, IN
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be challenged to make use of structure (and experiences in previous lessons) to solve their first exponential equations!

 
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student sample a
   

Calculator Boot-Camp and Solving Exponential Equations

Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Jarod Hammel
Huntington, IN
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson places a high emphasis on teaching the students how to properly use a calculator when solving exponential/logarithmic equations.

 
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calculator
   

Productive Struggle - A Pre-Spring Break Challenge of Exponential Functions

Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Jarod Hammel
Huntington, IN
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson (taking place on the day before spring break) is designed to keep the students engaged – rather than mentally hitting the beach early!

 
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a pre spring break struggle
Common Core Math
 
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