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Squaring numbers

Learn how to square basic numbers and make a connection between squaring and the area of a square.
Let's start by taking a look at an example evaluating 3 squared:
Here's a question to make sure you got that:
What does it mean to square a number?
Choose 1 answer:

Connection to a square

Finding 32 (read as "three squared") is the same as finding the area of a square with side length 3:

Practice set:

Problem 1A
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi or 2/3 pi

Challenge set:

Problem 2A
Choose 1 answer:

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