Print, Cut, Go!
Squares, square roots, and estimating square roots are concepts important for middle school kids to learn to allow for success not only in middle school math but high school as well. This set is a cute and friendly way to practice this skill. I’ve included 8 number line mats with 3 to 4 cards each. There are 2 sets with squares and 6 with square roots. Some of the square root sets are perfect squares and some are non-perfect squares. This allows you to create stations or scaffold this activity or use this activity multiple times by adding to the complexity.
The sets are:
- Set A: squares of 1, 2, and 3
- Set B: square roots of 9, 16, 49 and 81
- Set C: square roots of 121, 169, 289, and 400
- Set D: squares of 3, 4, 5, 6
- Set E: square roots of 4, 25, 49, and 100
- Set F: square roots of 5, 14, 27, and 44
- Set G: square roots of 240, 310 and 371
- Set H: square roots of 453, 555, and 611
The sets are labeled on each mat and each card, so that you or a helpful student can quickly organize them. Obviously, you can mix and match them as you wish. A couple of the numbers (square of 3 and square root of 49) are repeated. Repetition isn’t a bad thing. There is a key at the end of this file. As with most things hands-on, laminations is recommended.
This activity includes:
- 29 cards in color
- 8 number line mats
- A key for the activity