## Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Understanding Perfect Squares and Square Roots - Section 2: Beginning the Perfect Square Activity

The Mathematical Practice Standard it is most important to focus attention on during his lesson is MP8.

MP8 Regularity in Math: Asking students to create physical models of squares in order to see the structure and pattern of what it means to square a number and then find the square roots as the dimensions of the square is asking students to realize and apply a mathematical relationship through patterns.  Math practice standard seven requires students to use logic through patterns of association

However, there are several other standards that I want to consider promoting as well:

• MP1: Collaboratively grouping students to become resources for one another in working through the activity to show ownership.
• MP3: Applying the strategy of mini-wrap ups that are student centered will directly bring Math Practice Standard 3 into the lesson.
• MP6: Asking students to speak using correct vocabulary to explain their thinking.

Adjustments to Practice: Focusing on Mathematical Practices

# Understanding Perfect Squares and Square Roots

Lesson 1 of 19

## Big Idea: Explore with manipulatives why some numbers are perfect squares and others are not then how this translates into square roots!

Print Lesson
60 teachers like this lesson
Standards:
Subject(s):
Math, exponents / powers, Algebra, 8th grade math, squares, square root, perfect squares, estimation
11 minutes

### Christa Lemily

##### Similar Lessons

###### Racing Molecules
7th Grade Science » Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Big Idea: Temperature is the measurement of the average energy of particles in a system. but just how fast are they moving? Faster than a speeding car? Faster than the speed of sound? Faster than the speed of light?
Favorites(8)
Resources(14)
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural

###### Pay it Forward
8th Grade Math » Law and Order: Special Exponents Unit
Big Idea: Exponential growth can have an amazing impact in a small amount of time.
Favorites(57)
Resources(7)
New York, NY
Environment: Urban

###### Dig In! Day 2
Geometry » Tools of Geometry
Big Idea: What's true about the area and perimeter of our polygons from Part 1? To find out: Dig in!
Favorites(9)
Resources(29)
Amsterdam, NY
Environment: Urban