This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
If you have any questions in using this SLM or any difficulty in answering the tasks in this module, do not hesitate to consult your teacher or facilitator.
Radical expressions are common in the formulas in businesses to calculate the unknown variables about depreciation, inflation and interests. Engineers also use radicals for measurements and calculations. Auto mechanics used radicals to calculate the car engine’s efficiency. Rather than use a calculator to approximate the values of these radicals, they may express the answer as an exact value in radical form. In order for them to obtain the accurate and exact value in the calculations, they must have the knowledge and skills of the different operations on radical expressions.
The learners will be able to:
- Perform operations involving radical expressions.
- Solve simple problems involving operations on radicals.