Square and Square Roots

This Square and Square Roots lesson plan also includes:

Root for your pupils to learn about roots. Young mathematicians first review the meaning of squares and square roots. They then use this knowledge to simplify square roots of monomials with variables.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create a graphic organizer summarizing each approach given in the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • You may want to have learners choose one of the approaches rather than doing all approaches for all problems
  • Your class should have prior experience with exponents, specifically with squares

  • Includes a printable blank chart for squares, and associated square roots, up to 20^2
  • Teacher guide has questions to use for think-pair-share discussions

  • Although lesson indicates that sqrt(x^2) = abs(x), it doesn't apply the absolute value in example problems