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CLIP 13688

Bitesize Maths: Surds

Bitesize Maths: Surds
Key Info
  • Bitesize Maths: Surds
  • In this animated guide it is explained that surds are the roots of numbers that are not whole numbers. An example shows why surds are not written out as decimals because they are infinite decimals. Rules of working with surds are outlined and it is demonstrated how they can be simplified and rationalised.
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  • Keywords: BitesizeMaths, surds, roots, rationalising, fractions
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to introduce or recap lessons on surds. For more advanced students, surds beyond those based on square roots could be looked at.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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