Students learn how to simplify surds using square factors.

Later, as learning progresses, they simplify fractions and areas of rectangles involving surds.

**Differentiated Learning Objectives**

- All students should be able to understand the meaning of an Irrational number.
- Most students should be able to understand the meaning of an Irrational number and simplify surds.
- Some students should be able to simplify products and quotients involving surds.

**Schemes of Work Link**

Indices and Standard Index Form

Indices and Standard Form Higher