tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8116565541274403298.post1253279099712358462..comments2017-09-18T10:09:05.342-04:00Comments on Simplifying Radicals: Simplifying Radicals GameSimplifying Radicalshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18224970054720193042noreply@blogger.comBlogger10125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8116565541274403298.post-56588139205889062892017-02-17T13:05:29.615-05:002017-02-17T13:05:29.615-05:00I just stumbled across your blog - thanks for all ...I just stumbled across your blog - thanks for all the inspiration! I'm doing my radical unit next, so this is perfect :)Unknownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05773190051910397319noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8116565541274403298.post-56028439958942434802017-01-18T06:19:12.290-05:002017-01-18T06:19:12.290-05:00Thanks, my kids really enjoyed playing this, and I...Thanks, my kids really enjoyed playing this, and I felt like it hammered in the basic concept of grouping pairs when simplifying. I added variable cards, too (x, y, and z).Kara Tobeyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04727723348713813354noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8116565541274403298.post-56236081487712850552017-01-10T15:18:03.626-05:002017-01-10T15:18:03.626-05:00The only strategy there would be that they each ge...The only strategy there would be that they each get a point/token rather than nothing. I was also looking for a reason to make the students interact with each other. In my class, this is the first time many of the students are meeting each other because they come from different feeder schools. Still at this point in the year they are reluctant to talk to the other students. Simplifying Radicalshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18224970054720193042noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8116565541274403298.post-38581566806315743282017-01-10T15:14:57.768-05:002017-01-10T15:14:57.768-05:00I made 8 of each number. I made 8 of each number. Simplifying Radicalshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18224970054720193042noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8116565541274403298.post-76928103497198964962017-01-10T15:13:18.084-05:002017-01-10T15:13:18.084-05:00I thought this would be too simple, then I watched...I thought this would be too simple, then I watched my students trying to simplify radicals and realized I needed to back up a step, so we played this in class today (they liked it). Strategy question: why should they match their cards with other people's radicals? Seems like its just helping others out. Is it just a rule that they have to? Would it be better to play with cards face up to keep everyone honest?Kara Tobeyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04727723348713813354noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8116565541274403298.post-22838679872899533722017-01-09T14:04:55.369-05:002017-01-09T14:04:55.369-05:00How many sets of prime number cards do you use for...How many sets of prime number cards do you use for a game?Kara Tobeyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04727723348713813354noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8116565541274403298.post-24778165142120930632017-01-03T12:09:35.316-05:002017-01-03T12:09:35.316-05:00Sure. When I teach simplifying radicals, I tell m...Sure. When I teach simplifying radicals, I tell my students to look for pairs. For example: When simplifying sqrt(12), I have them do the prime factorization and change it to sqrt(2*2*3). Since there are a pair of 2s, a single 2 is written on the 'outside' of the square root symbol. 2 sqrt (3). <br /><br />I explain to the class that the pair of 2s was really a 4. and the square root of 4 is 2. Simplifying Radicalshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18224970054720193042noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8116565541274403298.post-84068404745500345262016-12-15T18:39:29.050-05:002016-12-15T18:39:29.050-05:00I must be missing something because I do not under...I must be missing something because I do not understand what is being taught here. Could you provide some more background information?Danielle Garrisonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09574524686245112434noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8116565541274403298.post-84905331722489224012016-12-03T06:21:15.563-05:002016-12-03T06:21:15.563-05:00I love this concept! This is a great way to get s...I love this concept! This is a great way to get students started. Once the students master this, then, it opens it up to higher tiered card games. Thanks for sharing!Mrs. Walkerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04875042687482567469noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8116565541274403298.post-75379732293499165922016-12-02T12:59:30.412-05:002016-12-02T12:59:30.412-05:00I think I'd like this even more if it included...I think I'd like this even more if it included composite numbers. Maybe they could match and write the remaining factor where the card was in dry erase? (Such as matching a 3 with a 27 if they write 9 where the 27 card used to be) I like the prime cards in their hand, but I think maybe a different deck could work better for the initial radicand then the game play would force them to find factors. Love the setup!!cbspencerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14236467829116851058noreply@blogger.com