I found this simplifying radicals puzzle online. It was the perfect practice activity for my trigonometry students to glue in their interactive notebooks.
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.
More Activities for Teaching Radicals
- Prime Numbers Chart
- Radicals Task: Which is the Smallest?
- Like Radicals Card Sort Activity
- Parts of a Radical Poster
- Prime Factorization Foldable
- Prime Factorization Graphic Organizer
- Prime Numbers Below 100 Chart
- Simplifying Radicals Puzzle
- Rationalizing the Denominator Practice Book
- Operations with Radicals Question Stack Activity
- Conjugates INB Page
- The Constant Chair Regression Activity
- Prime and Composite Numbers Chart
- Multiplying Radicals Graphic Organizer
- Vocabulary Knowledge Rating Chart
- Parts of a Radical Graphic Organizer
- Radical Clock Makeover
- Dice Activity for Reviewing Square Roots