Illuminations: Stacking Squares

This lesson prompts students to explore ways of arranging squares to represent equivalences involving square- and cube-roots.

Students’ explanations and representations (with their various ways of finding these roots) form the basis for further work with radicals.


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Math Topics
Exponents & Square Roots
High School, Educator
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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