Perfect Squares

     Ms. Baynes' sixth grade math students used square tiles and grid paper to explore perfect squares. Students were able to discover the mathematical meaning of a perfect square number as well as the meaning of square roots through the use of these hands-on activities. At the end of the tile activity, students worked with a partner to form even bigger perfect squares by putting their tiles together. The largest perfect square of the day was the perfect square of 400 - students worked together to form a 20 x 20 square which was made up of 400 tiles!