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