### Clarifications

*Clarification 1:*Instruction focuses on understanding that when solving x²=p, there is both a positive and negative solution.

*Clarification 2:* Within this benchmark, the expectation is to calculate square roots of perfect squares up to 225 and cube roots of perfect cubes from -125 to 125.

**Subject Area:**Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)

**Grade:**8

**Strand:**Algebraic Reasoning

**Date Adopted or Revised:**08/20

**Status:**State Board Approved

## Related Courses

## Related Access Points

Given an equation in the form of x²= *p* and x³= *q*, use tools to determine real solutions where *p* is a perfect square up to 144 and *q* is a perfect cube from –125 to 125.

## Related Resources

## Formative Assessment

## Original Student Tutorials

## MFAS Formative Assessments

Students are asked to solve simple quadratic and cubic equations and represent solutions using square root and cube root symbols.

## Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Learn what perfect squares are and find their square roots in this interactive tutorial.

Learn what non-perfect squares are and find the decimal approximation of their square roots in this interactive tutorial.

Learn how to simplify radicals in this interactive tutorial.

## Student Resources

## Original Student Tutorials

Learn how to simplify radicals in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Learn what non-perfect squares are and find the decimal approximation of their square roots in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Learn what perfect squares are and find their square roots in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial