# Calculations with Surds

#### What's Included

• Smart Notebooks Presentation
• Activ Inspire Flipchart
• Lesson Plan
• Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
• Differentiated Worksheet

# Calculations with Surds

By simplifying surds using square factors students learn how to evaluate and simplify expressions, such as, expanding brackets, collecting terms and substituting into formulae.
##### Differentiated Learning Objectives
• All students should be able to calculate the product of two brackets involving surds.
• Most students should be able to substitute a surd into an expression and evaluate the result
• Some students should be able to solve problems using surds in context.
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