Perfect Squares and Square Roots Using Models

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ExplorationGRADE 6-8

Skill:

Use geometric models and equations to investigate the meaning of the square of a number and the relationship to its positive square root. Know perfect squares to 625.

Perfect Squares and Square Roots Using Models

Build a square using its area and observe the relationship between squares and square roots.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Open-ended question

When we say the square root of 25 is 5, what do you think we mean by square root?

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