Education Technology

Estimating Square Roots

Activity Overview

By estimating the value of a square root students will get practice in identifying perfect squares, in checking for reasonableness of an answer, and in mental math.

Before the Activity

Students should have access to either TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus

During the Activity

Have students use the tokens to complete the worksheet. Do a learning check activity to access learning.

After the Activity

Review student results and, as a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging. Re-teach concepts as necessary.