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Squares and cubes
The prompt explores the pattern made by the sum of consecutive cube numbers. Students are invited to make and then test conjectures. The resource includes the prompt, teacher notes, guided questions and extension prompts.
|Year level(s)||Year 7|
|Purpose||Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||square numbers, cube numbers, consecutive, sum, pattern|
|Curriculum connections||Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy|
|Strand and focus||Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding|
|Topics||Multiples, factors and powers|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Describe the relationship between perfect square numbers and square roots, and use squares of numbers and square roots of perfect square numbers to solve problems
Multiplicative strategies (P9)
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