A geometric approach using exact square manipulatives can promote an understanding of the algorithm to dismantle radical expressions.

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Kyle T. Schultz, schultkt@jmu.edu, a former high school teacher and currently an assistant professor of mathematics education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, is interested in examining new and different ways of thinking about the secondary mathematics curriculum.

Stephen F. Bismarck, sbismarck@uscupstate.edu, an assistant professor of middle and secondary mathematics education at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, is interested in appropriate uses of technology in the mathematics classroom, mathematical knowledge for teaching, and professional development for in-service teachers.

(Corresponding author is Schultz schultkt@jmu.edu)
(Corresponding author is Bismarck sbismarck@uscupstate.edu)
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
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