Math - 2017-18

AII.1c - Radical Expressions

The student, given rational, radical, or polynomial expressions, will

c)  write radical expressions as expressions containing rational exponents and vice versa; 

Bloom's Level:  Apply

Adopted: 2009


  • I can design the track of a roller coaster, determine the sloped curve of an exit ramp, trace the free falling path of a skydiver, and understand the mechanics of controllers like autopilot, cruise control, and a living room thermostat.
  • I will apply mathematical processes for basic operations to algebraic expressions and divide algebraic terms out of algebraic expressions.


  • Computational skills applicable to numerical fractions also apply to rational expressions involving variables.
  • Radical expressions can be written and simplified using rational exponents.
  • Only radicals with a common radicand and index can be added or subtracted.
  • A relationship exists among arithmetic complex fractions, algebraic complex fractions, and rational numbers.
  • The complete factorization of polynomials has occurred when each factor is a prime polynomial.
  • Pattern recognition can be used to determine complete factorization of a polynomial.


The student will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations to

All.1c1  Convert from radical notation to exponential notation, and vice versa.  Solve an equation containing a radical expression.


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Updated: Feb 09, 2018