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Algebra 2 Unit 2: Radical Operations and Complex Numbers

Content EQ: Why do we need to extend the number system?


Learning Resources

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this unit, I
should
Know
-

Vocabulary associated with


Radicals
Properties of Radical operations
Identify the conjugate
Vocabulary associated with
Complex Numbers
The history of i
Properties of complex number
operations

Be able to
-

Operate with rational exponents


Add, subtract, multiply, divide
radicals
Rationalize the denominator using
the conjugate.
Solve radical equations
Identify patterns of the real and
imaginary number systems
Add and subtract complex
numbers
Multiply and divide complex
numbers including using the
conjugates.
Graph complex numbers on the
complex plane
Find the absolute value of complex
numbers

Understand
-

Why imaginary numbers exist

The links below connect resources to specific learning objectives from the unit.
These resources are intended to be supplemental and are helpful for review, study,
or catching up after absences.

Radical Flash Cards


Conjugate Website
Complex Numbers Vocab Website

Rational Exponents review video,


Simplify Radicals Video, Simplifying Radicals including cube roots Video
Rationalizing the Denominator using conjugates Video
Intro to Solving Radical Equations Video, Solve Radical Equations Video
Real vs. Complex Numbers Picture
Complex Numbers Overview Website and Videos
Subtract Complex Numbers Video,
Divide Complex Numbers Video, Multiply Complex Numbers Video
Graphing on the complex plane Video
Absolute Value of complex numbers Video

Extending the Number System Website

How operations with radicals


connect with complex number
operations

Graphs of real vs. complex


numbers

Vocabulary:
Square Root
Radical
Radicand
Rationalize
Conjugate
Imaginary unit
Imaginary number
Complex number
Pure Imaginary number
Standard form of a complex number
Complex conjugate
Complex plane
Absolute value of a complex number
Radical equations
Extraneous solution
Reflection
Create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast real numbers vs. complex numbers (include graphs and operations).