Perfect Squares and Square Roots Worksheets
What is the Difference Between Perfect Squares & Square Roots? Sometimes, mathematics presents us with something that is not just tricky but also very confusing! Like do you know what squares are? Exactly. There are two types of the square, a shape, and a number, and then there are square roots as well. So, do you know what they are? That’s quite alright, and there is definitely no need to worry about it! We will take these terms one by one and see what they mean! Now, let’s take a look! When we talk about squaring a number, it means that you have to multiply the number by itself. For example: 3 * 3 = 9, 4 * 4 = 16, 5 * 5 = 25. When the number needs to be squared, it is written like this: 4^{2}. This means "4 Squared equals 16." Square root means getting the number that was multiplied to get the number. For example: 3 squared is 9, so a square root of 9 is 3. 4 squared is 16, so the square root of 16 is 4. 5 squared is 25, so the square root of 25 is 5. The symbol of the square root is √, which is known as radical.

Basic Lesson
Guides students through finding squares and square roots of whole numbers. Write a perfect square of 121, using the power 2.
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Intermediate Lesson
Demonstrates how to find the squares and square roots of larger numbers than the basic lesson.
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Independent Practice 1
A really great activity for helping students to understand the concept of Squares & Square Roots.
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Independent Practice 2
Students determine the Squares & Square Roots in 20 assorted problems. The answers can be found below.
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Homework Worksheet
Students are provided with 12 problems to achieve the concepts of Squares & Square Roots.
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The Farming Math Teacher
A farmer had a horse; he taught it arithmetic, algebra & even proofs in Euclidean geometry. But he tried to teach it analytic geometry & it reared back on its hind legs and shook its head wildly. The moral of the story: you can't put Descartes before the horse.<