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Departmental Workshops: Surds

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Created on 06 November 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 23 August 2010 by ncetm_administrator

Departmental Workshops - Structured professional development activities  

Departmental Workshops - Surds

These workshops are written to provide your mathematics team with structured professional development you can deliver in-house utilizing all members' expertise and knowledge. We believe 3 – 6 modules per year could be an ideal balance.

This module explores the vocabulary of surds and the need to understand relationships between numbers.

Objectives related to this topic are:

  • use surds (and \pi ) in exact calculations, without a calculator;
  • rationalise a denominator such as \frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}  = \frac{\sqrt{3}}{3}

Resource Sheet HT2.SUR.1 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.SUR.2 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.SUR.3 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.SUR.4 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.SUR.5 (pdf file)

Download the whole workshop (zip file)




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11 January 2012 16:35
Nice one Ronnie. This is great! I am a big fan of "Spot the mistake" type exercises.

I had a dyslexic student say to me the other day;
"Can't we just learn the right methods because all this mistakes are confusing me?"
That made me realise that it's worth making sure that they all know which is the right answer at the end.
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