Students who understand the basic concept of square roots learn how to evaluate expressions and equations that have rational and irrational solutions. Students also explore solutions to equations and investigate the differences between exact and approximate solutions using the calculator.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first page. Distribute the Student Worksheet for use during the activity.
During the Activity
Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.
After the Activity
Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.