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Square Numbers Activity 
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IntroductionThis project is best taught right after the multiplication project (page 26). Start by hanging on the blackboard two completed projects, the one pictured on page 26 and the one pictured above. Ask students, “What is special about the arrays in this project compared to the arrays in the multiplication project?” Help them understand that this new project contains only squares. Explain to them that each square represents a number times itself by drawing the following picture on the board. 