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.
Subject Area: Mathematics
Grade: 8
Domain-Subdomain: Expressions & Equations
Cluster: Level 1: Recall
Cluster: Work with radicals and integer exponents. (Major Cluster) -

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Content Complexity Rating: Level 1: Recall - More Information
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes


  • Item Type(s): This benchmark may be assessed using: EE item(s)

  • Assessment Limits :
    s Square roots and cube roots may be used to represent solutions to equations. Radicands may not include variables.
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  • Test Item #: Sample Item 3
  • Question:

    A square is cut in half on the diagonal, creating two equal triangles. Each triangle has an area of 0.32 square units.

    What is the side length, in units, of the original square?

  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Type: EE: Equation Editor