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 Author: Bob Cloud System: Auburn City School: Drake Middle School

General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 26359 Title: Hip to be Square Overview/Annotation: This lesson will guide students through the discovery of naming square roots of perfect squares.  Students will build squares and determine the side lengths to notice the relationship between the side lengths and the area of the squares.  This could be a hands-on or technology based activity. This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.

Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 TC2 (6-8) 14. Use digital tools to generate new ideas, products, or processes. Examples: ideas—predictions, trends products—animation, video processes—models, simulations MA2015 (8)

Local/National Standards:

NCTM

Number and Operations
Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another.

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Naming square roots of perfect squares through 225.

Preparation Information
 Total Duration: 31 to 60 Minutes Materials and Resources: Graph paper, colored pencils, index cards Technology Resources Needed: Interactive whiteboard Background/Preparation: Teacher prep:  Introduce the lesson by playing the song "Hip to be Square", available for download on iTunes. For an interactive whiteboard, teacher should have graph paper prepared.  For those not using an interactive whiteboard, teachers will need to have graph paper available.  The graph paper for demonstration could be display on a document camera or an overhead projector.  The teacher will need to divide students into groups of three or four.  Consideration should be given to the math background of all students. Students need to have background knowledge of basic polygons (squares), exponents, and determining the area of a square.

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