I posted a while back an instructional piece to help teach students how to simplifying radical expressions. Well, since then I have composed a Powerpoint presentation that you can use as an instructional resource. This is a lengthy presentation; however, it is quite comprehensive. Limited animations have been incorporated in order for you to be able to customize it for your instructional/learning needs. As always, please let me know if you feel an important concept/example has been omitted. I’d be happy to include it and repost. Feedback welcomed! 🙂
Simplifying Radical Expressions
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By shannonrichards

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Tagged Absolute Value, Algebra, Monomials, NonPerfect Squared, Perfect Squares, Properties of Monomials, Properties of Radicals, Radical Expressions, Rationalizing the Denominator, Simplifying Radical Expressions, Simplifying Variable Expressions, Square Roots

Recently a student needed assistance on simplifying radical expression for his algebra class. He sent me several examples that he needed help understanding. After explaining how to simplify this wide variety of examples, I was motivated to write a formal segment on this topic to include here for fellow teachers and students to use. Feel free to send me other examples you’d think would make a nice addition to this piece. I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions, and as always I look forward to hearing from my editors for any needed corrections.
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