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Introduction to square roots

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Primary Type: Tutorial

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Students will earn about the square root symbol (the principal root) and what it means to find a square root. Students will also learn how to solve simple square root equations.

General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Educators , Students
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones
Instructional Time: 6 Minute(s)
Keywords: square roots, principal root, positive, negative, radical
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial
Instructional Design Framework(s): Demonstration
Resource Collection: Secondary Math specific existing tutorials

Aligned Standards

Name Description
MAFS.8.EE.1.2: Use square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to equations of the form x² = p and x³ = p, where p is a positive rational number. Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares and cube roots of small perfect cubes. Know that √2 is irrational.