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Lesson Plan

Title:  Perfect Square

Topic:  Find a rational perfect square (e.g., 225/16 - the square of 15/4) which remains a rational perfect square when increased or decreased by 6.

Grade levels
Sixth and seventh grade

Introduction/Practice/Exploration
We were presented with the Topic problem.  No solution seemed possible when we initially considered only integers.  We then decided to expand from integers to rational numbers.

Lesson Type (lab, demo, worksheet, hands-on, other)
Excel Worksheet

Estimated time
One class period

Resources & Materials
Microsoft Excel

Author & Contact
mcallinan@athensacademy.org

Link(s) to lesson plan and other materials
Link to Perfect Square spreadsheet