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Square Numbers Activity

square number activity


  • Grid paper, page 105 (2 or more sheets per student)

  • Scissors (1 per student)

  • 12" x 18" construction paper (1 sheet per student)

  • Glue sticks (1 per student)

  • The completed project prepared by the teacher before the lesson


This 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.

square numbers activity 2

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