Square Number Hop

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    1. Hop the Mat – Multiplication

      Have students start on START HERE. The students will hop down the mat as they read through the multiplication problems that create each square number. For example: Hop on the...READ MORE

      Grade 4, Grade 5

    2. Hop the Mat – Addition

      Have students start on START HERE. The students will jump down the mat as they read through the addition problems that create each square number. For example: Hop on the...READ MORE

      Grade 4, Grade 5

    3. Square Root Hop

      As students jump the mat, ask students to announce the square root of each number. For example, “Nineteen is the square root of three hundred and sixty-one!”

      Grade 4, Grade 5

    4. How Many Groups?

      Have a student throw a bean bag onto a box on the floor mat. Ask them how many groups there are of that number. Then ask them how much that...READ MORE

      Grade 4, Grade 5

    5. Bean Bag

      Have a student throw a bean bag onto the mat and jump to the square it lands on. The student will say the information on the square out loud.

      Grade 4, Grade 5

    6. What is the Square Root?

      Ask a student what the square root of one of the squares is on the mat. They jump down the mat to find the answer and then say it out...READ MORE

      Grade 4, Grade 5

    7. Make It

      Have small tiles, blocks, or square pieces of paper next to the mat. Have students take turns making each square next to its corresponding block. This visually demonstrates that these...READ MORE

      Grade 4, Grade 5

    8. Pattern

      Have students discover the pattern that makes squared numbers. Have them start by finding the difference between 1 and 4 (3), and writing 3 on a paper and placing it...READ MORE

      Grade 4, Grade 5