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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.

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Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation
Keywords square numbers, cube numbers, consecutive, sum, pattern

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Multiples, factors and powers
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA150 Investigate and use square roots of perfect square numbers

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Inquiry Maths

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