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# Radical Putt-Putt

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## Objective: SWBAT participate in a mini golf course and put their prior knowledge of radicals to the test in a class scramble!

*40 minutes*

Every once in a while, especially during the long winter weeks, I like to spice things up a little bit for my students. At the start of this new unit, I like to see what skills they have retained involving radicals and solving radical equations. Prior to class I set up stations around the classroom with posted problems, an occasional example, a cup taped to the wall serving as the hole, and a golf putter. Now, just add groups of students and the math-golf-scramble is underway!

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#### Concluding Discussion

*10 min*

To conclude class, we place each team's score (how many hole in one's they made) on the board to crown a winner. After this, I take time to discuss with the students what I observed during the activity. I mention stations that the students performed well at, and also stations that will require us to learn additional information. After rotating the room and being involved in conversations throughout the period, I have a great gauge of the students entry knowledge of radicals... and it has been a lot of fun!

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- UNIT 3: Sequences and Series
- UNIT 4: Statistics: Something for Everyone
- UNIT 5: Review Lessons
- UNIT 6: Writing Prompts in Mathematics
- UNIT 7: Trig Tidbits
- UNIT 8: Functions, Problem Solving, and 21st Century Skills
- UNIT 9: Polynomials and Problem Solving
- UNIT 10: Probability
- UNIT 11: Imagine This! Imaginary and Complex Numbers
- UNIT 12: Let's Explore Radicals!

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- LESSON 2: Let's Get "Radical" with Graphing!
- LESSON 3: Pendulum Investigation - Periodic Motion and Mathematics
- LESSON 4: Radical HAMGO
- LESSON 5: Radicals Quiz
- LESSON 6: Radical Accident Reconstruction Roll Out!
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- LESSON 8: Accident Reconstruction: Debrief and Entry Document Questions
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