Teaching children that a square number is a number multiplied by itself is the final generalisation. Lots of teaching, learning and construction of a concept must come before. Deepening concepts and starting with ‘why’ is a powerful way to develop and strengthen understanding.
Use these activities to help pupils start with the concept of square numbers and take small steps to develop, strengthen and deepen their understanding.
This download contains
- Frayer model worksheet: why a square is a square
- 12×12 grid
- Squares, rectangles and sticks worksheet
- 10×10 grid, 1-99 number grid, 1-96 number grid
- Blank number grids from 1×1 to 12×12