A few years ago I came across this great idea on Pinterest to put square root cards around the outside of a clock. Click here to see my inspiration. I noticed that during STAR Math testing, quite a few students were asking me what the square root symbol was. I, of course, told them that I couldn't help them, but quickly made a mental note to give them a quick lesson on square root. Teaching square root is not a fourth grade standard, but many of my students are able to grasp the concept easily with one short lesson using the clock and the square root cards.
I made some cute little cards, laminated them, and then used velcro to attach them to the outside of my clock. On occasion, my students and I review what square roots are and we use the clock to help us!
If you would like your own set of square root clock cards, just click on the picture above! (Remember to be logged into your Google account.)
If you don't have a Google account, you can download them from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
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How do you teach square roots?