Here you will see students as young as 4 and 5 years old doing algebra and "advanced" math, without ever knowing it's supposed to be hard.
You are invited to learn how to use this method...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

What square root means...

Using playdoh to get a feel for square numbers.

Square root means make a square and count one side...but how do you make a square with a two or a three? Playdoh to the rescue.

Use the blocks to help students use their imagination...they can see what the numbers and symbols mean.

Here is another short vid on square numbers...and here is a whole lot more on square numbers at CRHOM.

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