Pperfect Squares: Breaking the 1000 barrier

12 Oct

It’s always so much fun teaching the namesake of this blog, pperfect squares.  I printed out the lyrics of the song, and together my students and I sang it. The next day, I had them, in partners, list out all the perfect squares beginning with 1. For the next 10 minutes, they were to list as many as possible, in order, on the big white boards. Can you break the 1000 barrier?  The kids work so hard to do this, and about 75% did! Some stayed after the bell to get it.  A week later when we learned about perfect cubes, a student, who loves to rap, created a pperfect cube rap and performed it for the class. It was so entertaining!

Here’s some pics of the kids breaking the 1000 perfect square barrier:

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