Go Back

What is a Surd?


This video from Maynooth University gives the definition of a surd, then explains how to identify what is and isn’t a surd. It also gives some helpful advice on how to recognise if a term involving a root can be simplified.

Note: All Maynooth University content is available for free at

Go Back

The preparation of this resources section has been funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Ireland.

Rialtas MARK MASTER Std Colour            Forum Logo             HEA logo1