Perfecting Squares

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Here's a perfect way to introduce perfect squares. Individuals color in the diagonals of squares and record observations about patterns. They connect their diagrams to exponents of two and perfect squares.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have classmates work in pairs
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires colored pencils or markers in nine different colors
  • Note that the lesson only covers exponents of two and only goes up to 144
Pros

  • Includes worksheets and answer keys
  • Provides cloze notes for pupils
Cons

  • Different colors do not enhance understanding
Common Core