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Simplifying Radicals Puzzle

I found this simplifying radicals puzzle online. It was the perfect practice activity for my trigonometry students to glue in their interactive notebooks.

simplifying radicals puzzle

The simplifying radicals square puzzle (or tarsia puzzle) can be found online here.

Students cut out the pieces, worked out the problem on each edge in their notebook, and assembled the pieces to make a 4 x 4 square.  

I often give students a copy of this printable factors chart to use as a reference when simplifying radicals.

The PDF I linked to above had a nice template for students to paste their pieces into.  My school’s copy machine didn’t like the gray color it was printed in, and it didn’t print.  So, we just glued them straight into our notebooks.