Math & Movement
Put black construction paper down on the numbers 1, 2, 11, and 12. This makes a 2×2 square and the square number four. Have students count the four squares to discover that 2×2 is actually 4. Ask “What is the next square number? Who can guess?” Students can find the answer by covering the 3 by 3 square (covering the numbers 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, and 23. Have the children skip count by threes, to discover that 3×3 is nine.
Continue laying down pieces of black construction paper to make additional square numbers.