Squares and Cubes

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The task is simple, but the solution is a little more complex. Learners must find the smallest number that results in a perfect square when multiplied by two and a perfect cube when multiplied by three. The task requires an analysis of factors and how they connect to perfect squares and cubes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils collaborate with a partner to share strategies
  • Add perfect fourths to the task for early finishers
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects the understanding of exponents and powers
  • Includes an answer key with a thorough explanation
  • Allows for many different solution methods
  • None
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