This is a task on the concept of Approximating Non-Perfect Square Roots.
This is a 4 page team task. In this task students will take turns as "Team Mathematician". The task is scaffolded and color-coded to help students understand this concept. Students will approximate non-perfect square roots using the "ghost squares" method.
* This task will have your classroom rich in mathematical discourse.
*** My "Team Tasks" are created to be completed in Teams of four. Each student is a team member: Team Member (A), Team Member (B), Team Member (C), and Team Member (D). Each team member is required to participate regularly throughout the "Team Task" as Team Mathematician. My cooperative learning "Team Tasks" require the students to be actively involved throughout the entire "Team Task". The Role of "Team Mathematician" alternates throughout the "Team Task". My "Team Tasks" are designed to elicit mathematical discourse within the teams.