Resources for squaring numbers, square roots, cubing numbers, and cube roots. 30+ pages. Great for building skills to tie in with your pre-algebra curriculum.
FILL-IN-THE-BLANK CORNELL-STYLE NOTES
If not used as notes, these would make an excellent study guide. All notes have:
• a standards-based essential question
• space for additional practice
• practice problems
The topics include:
• SQUARING NUMBERS
o Essential Question: What are perfect squares?
o Vocab: Squaring, perfect square, x^2
• SQUARE ROOTS
o Essential Question: Why does taking a square root result in a positive and a negative root?
o Vocab: Square root, inverse, radical sign, plus or minus sign
• SQUARE ROOTS: SIMPLIFYING
o Essential Question: How do you simplify a square root?
o Vocab: Product
• SQUARE ROOTS: ESTIMATING
o Essential Question: How do you estimate a square root?
o Vocab: Estimate, consecutive, approximate sign
• CUBING NUMBERS
o Essential Question: What does cubing a number mean?
o Vocab: Cubing, perfect cube, x^3
• CUBE ROOTS
o Essential Question: How do you find the cube root of a number?
o Vocab: Cube root, cube root sign
INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK RESOURCES
• Reference Sheet Cut-Outs
o Perfect Squares (1-144)
o Perfect Cubes (1-1000)
o Squaring Numbers (a square plus three practice problems)
o Cubing Numbers (a cube plus three practice problems)
o How to un-do a square and a cube (examples and three practice problems each)
• Practice Problems, 4 of each including negatives and fractions
o Square roots
o Cube roots
• Make a Clock Activity
o A cut-and-paste activity with 12 practice problems involving squaring, square roots, cube roots, and cubing expressions. Each answer is 1-12 and must be placed in the correct place of the clock.
• Estimating Square Roots Step-by-Step Graphic Organizer
o A tool to help students use each step to estimate a square root
• Simplifying Square Roots Matching Activity
o 10 problems that match to the answer balloon. The balloons are then colored red, yellow, or blue as indicated.
• A surprise bonus!
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