This lesson is designed to help teachers assess how well students can work with square numbers. Upon completion of the lesson, students should be able to describe and explain their findings and why results are possible or impossible. This lesson is a bridge towards proofs. The materials required for this lesson are worksheets, plain paper, large sheets of paper for making posters, and felt-tip pens. The entire lesson requires 110 minutes, broken down into a 20-minute pre-lesson, an 80-minute lesson (or two 40-minute lessons), and a 10-minute follow-up lesson.
Grade Level(s): 8
Computer for Presenter, LCD Projector, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office
1 Hour(s) 50 Minute(s)
Keywords: radicals, integer exponents, functions, modeling, patterns, squares, geometry, algebra, difference, proofs, problem solving
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This lesson may align with the following Standards for Mathematical Practice:
MAFS.K12.MP.1.1 - Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
MAFS.K12.MP.3.1 - Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
MAFS.K12.MP.7.1 - Look for and make use of structure.
MAFS.K12.MP.8.1 - Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
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Name of Author/Source: Mathematics Assessment Resource Service
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Florida State University
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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