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Lesson plan

Finding square roots and cube roots of perfect squares and cubes by recognizing which numbers are perfect squares and which are cubes, or both

teaches Common Core State Standards 8.NS.A.2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/NS/A/2
teaches Common Core State Standards MP8 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP8
teaches Common Core State Standards MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards 8.EE.A.2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE/A/2

Finding square roots and cube roots of perfect squares and cubes by recognizing which numbers are perfect squares and which are cubes, or both

Big Ideas: Numbers can be both perfect squares and perfect cubes. Perfect 6ths can be found by raising a number to the 6th power. Students will be find square and cube roots of numbers mathematically, and they will also recognize that some numbers are perfect squares and perfect cubes and they will explore the relationship between them. Vocabulary: perfect square, cube, square root, cube root Special Materials: No special materials needed