**Here are my materials that I used to teach VA SOL 7.1d Square Roots**

**Notes I made:**

Done first with grid paper, drawing each square and counting the number of squares and the perimeter

Summarized Square Roots and showed them on both a number line and in a chart.

Available on my Teachers Pay Teachers site!

**What we needed:** notes, highlighters/colored pencils, grid paper

**When I did it:** in Course 2 Math during Rational Numbers Unit

**How it went:** Awesome! I’ve used these notes as my instructional tools for years and have found them to be a great way to dive deeper into the topic of square roots.

**How I used it:** We did the Investigation first, using grid paper to draw our squares, and then summarized our findings on the “Squaring & Square Roots” notes page.

**How you can use it:** The grid paper really helped them visualize and surprisingly many of them chose to hand count each square – helped me see who was either a perfectionist/conscientious or who wasn’t great at multiplication. I’ll find a students and share a copy.

One valuable thing that stuck with my kids, is the misconception that dividing the area by 4 gives the side lengh, or dividing it by 2 gives the perimeter. They would remember drawing it and proving to themselves that there wasn’t a direct way to calculate the perimeter from the area.

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