Unit 7, Lesson 4# Simplifying Square Roots

EngageNY 45 min(s)

In this lesson, students learn to simplify square roots by examining the factors of a number and looking specifically for perfect squares. Students use factors of a number to simplify a square root. Students must learn how to work with square roots in Grade 8 in preparation for their work in Algebra I and the quadratic formula. Though this lesson is optional, it is strongly recommended that students learn how to work with numbers in radical form in preparation for the work that they do in Algebra I.