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Simplifying Square Roots introduces students to simplifying square roots by finding the principal square root of a number. This document begins with an exploration of perfect squares. The detailed solution on page 2 provides students with a visual representation of a perfect square to solidify their understanding of the concept.

As the students navigate through the document they will investigate the relationship between perfect squares and square roots.

This document provides numerous opportunities for students to practice simplifying square roots. The values are dynamic, so they will change each time a student attempts to solve a question. This allows students to practice simplifying square roots until they are successful. The “Show me an example” option provides students with step-by-step instructions for simplifying square roots. Students are given many opportunities to experience success with BuzzMath.

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