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Middle Grades Math: Square Tables

by Texas Instruments


In this activity, students will make a variety of squares using square tiles and the Table feature of the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition™ to discover patterns and make predictions off those patterns.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students will investigate the number of desks needed to create a square table to use at a banquet. They will create "squares" that have the same side lengths. Students begin by using tiles to create the squares and complete the worksheet with the data, looking for patterns.

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    Then, students use the Table feature to explore a table of squares to solve problems. This includes looking at the square and determining the length of a side and looking at the side length and finding the squared value.