Tagged: square numbers

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Algebra Tiles- from counting to completing the square

I have become increasingly interested in visual models recently as a way of introducing topics. Visual models have the power to illustrate concepts in their rawest, simplest form without the misleading associations that words and abstract notation can introduce. I’m convinced concrete/visual model introductions should form an increased part of my practice, but the question that interests me is which visual models...

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Famous numbers sequences card sort

Here’s a card sort I made to introduce my new year 7s to famous number sequences. The idea is students cut out and group the cards into 6 famous numbers sequences: Square numbers Cube numbers Triangle numbers Fibonacci Sequence Even numbers Odd numbers Each group should contain: Name Pictorial representation The numbers A fact about the sequence An explanation of how...

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Square number snakes and rings

  Make square number snakes by creating chains of integers where adjacent ones have to sum to a square number. You cannot have any number more than once in the snake. Who can make the longest snake? Then split your snakes up so that the ends can be placed adjacently so that they sum to a square number. Now you...

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NRich activity about square numbers- Cycling Squares

Cycling Squares is superb NRich Maths activity to get pupils familiar with the square numbers. The idea is that the pupils get the worksheet above and have to place the numbers into the spaces in the circle. Each adjacent pair of numbers must add up to a square number. I have used this activity a lot myself and find that...