AII.4d 
The student will solve, algebraically and graphically,
d) equations containing radical expressions.
Graphing calculators will be used for solving and for confirming the algebraic solutions 

Essential Knowledge and Skills 
 Solve an equation containing a radical expression algebraically and graphically.
 Verify possible solutions to an equation containing rational or radical expressions.

Essential Understandings 
 The process of solving radical equations can lead to extraneous solutions.
 Equations can be solved in a variety of ways.
 Set builder notation may be used to represent solution sets of equations and inequalities.


Vertical Articulation 
 SOL A.4cd  c) solve quad equations (algebraically/graphically); d) solve multistep linear equations (algebraically/ graphically);

Instructional Materials 
 VDOE ESS Lesson: Radical Equations  Equations and Inequalities (PDF)  Solving equations containing radical expressions (Word)

Real World Lessons 

Practice 
 VDOE ESS: Solving Radical Equations: Introductory Exercise (pdf)
 VDOE ESS: Solving Radical Equations: Practice Problems with Hints (pdf)

SelfAssessments 
 SOL MiniQuiz: AII.4d  Solving Radical Equations

Skills 
 JMU Pivotal Question: Rational and Radical Expressions (doc)

Videos 
 Video Tutor  Solving Equations with Radicals

Explore
Learning 
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Websites 
 Notes: Radical Equations notes from Purplemath.com

Common Core
Standards 
NCN.7 
NCN.8 
AREI.2 
AREI.4a 
AREI.4b 
FIF.7b 
FIF.8a 
