Is an irrational number just a way to describe a number that's lost its mind? Not really. :) An irrational number is simply a number that cannot be written as a fraction. Check out the definition, learn an important property of these special numbers, and take a look at some examples of irrational numbers.
Trying to take the square root of a number that is not a perfect square? Think you need a calculator? Think again! This tutorial will show you how to estimate the square root of a number that is not a perfect square without the use of a calculator!