Student's often ask "When will I need this?" This task places students in a real world situation that requires them to use their knowledge of square roots to justify an answer. There is more than one correct answer which allows for a discussion about how in real life there is typically not just one answer.
As a teacher, it is important for me to understand what my teachers are thinking as they work through problems but there simply isn't enough time in class to listen to each student work through a problem. Having them write about their work is a great way to accomplish the same thing and "see" mathematics happening.
Virginia SOL and Common Core Aligned
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