1.6 Square Roots

Square roots is the sixth section of Chapter 1: Number Relationships. The learning goal for this section is to be able to determine the square roots of numbers using visual representations, or by estimating or using a calculator. Students know that they are successful if they can visualize square roots in their heads and understand the differences between the square and square root of a number.

Introduction to Square Roots

We examined squares and square roots using linking cubes in this section, to help students visualize the relationship between the two. Since linking cubes are three-dimensional, we ended up talking about squares, cubes, square roots and cubic roots, although only squares and square roots are in the curriculum.

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Support Questions

The support questions for this section are on p. 30, #3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 (choose any five).

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