This Stacking Squares lesson plan also includes:
Break down the heights of squares. Groups investigate square roots by finding squares that stack up to the same height. Given the area of a square, teams find other squares that have an equivalent height when stacked up. Then, classmates create a poster to share with other groups. Learners look for similar strategies among the posters and develop equations using square roots to show the sums represented.
- Use squares generated by Pythagorean Triples for struggling learners to understand the concept
- Designed to present prior to learning the algorithm to add radicals
- Provide rulers, scissors, markers, and grid paper to each group to make their poster
- Contains a list of possible solutions
- Provides suggestions for informal and formal assessments