# 2 Ways Irrational Numbers

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet is an exercise in understanding the operations involving irrational numbers. Students are prompted to write examples of pairs of irrational numbers that, when operated upon (either by addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division), result in either an irrational or a rational number, depending on the task. This requires a nuanced understanding of the nature of irrational numbers and how they interact with each other under different mathematical operations. The worksheet challenges students to think critically about the properties that define rational and irrational numbers.

The worksheet is teaching students about the results of arithmetic operations involving irrational numbers. Through this exercise, students learn that while the sum or difference of two irrational numbers can be either rational or irrational, the product or quotient can also yield different types of numbers. For instance, students must recognize that the product of two irrational numbers can sometimes be rational, such as when multiplying a number by its conjugate. This activity not only enhances their understanding of number properties but also promotes critical thinking as students must construct examples that fit specific criteria.