Estimating Squares: Hot and Cold Activity

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ExplorationGRADES 6-8

Skill:

Estimate the square root of a number between two consecutive integers with and without models. Use a calculator to estimate the square root of a number.

Estimating Squares: Hot and Cold Activity

Approximate the square root of a number in this activity by using a square as a visual model.

Putting It All Together

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

Open-ended question 1

Mauricio wants to create a square with an approximate area of . Is 10 a reasonable side length for it? Why or why not?

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Open-ended question 2

Mauricio says that has to be between and . How can he be so sure?

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