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More Perfect Squares Poster

More Perfect Squares Poster

Last year, I put up posters of the first ten perfect squares and perfect cubes in my room. They looked awesome, and students referenced them throughout the year. However, I found that my students often needed to know if a number that was higher than 100 was a perfect square.

More Perfect Squares Poster

I don’t have the wall space necessary to go farther (or the patience necessary to tape that many more posters on the wall!), so I made a More Perfect Squares poster to hang next to my existing posters.

Here’s what I came up with:

More Perfect Squares Poster

I printed this More Perfect Squares poster on 11 x 17 cardstock.

I was given a package of this cardstock a few years ago, and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it for the longest time. Then, I started making posters with it.

poster with perfect squares from 121 to 1600

Later, I began using it to make group-sized reusable activities with my 11 x 17 dry erase pockets.

I’ve used so much of it lately, that I just had to order a new package from Amazon!

If you want a printable reference chart for your students, check out my printable list of perfect squares.

Free Download of More Perfect Squares Poster

More Perfect Squares Poster (PDF) (1560 downloads )

More Perfect Squares Poster (Editable Publisher File ZIP) (760 downloads )

Looking for more posters to help decorate your math classroom? Check out my posters page!


Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Interestingly, the difference between consecutive squares will always be an odd number :)! 1,4,9,16,25,... have difference 3,5,7,9,... which are also consecutive :)!

This means that from 2 consecutive square numbers, I can always find the next square. Out of your list, 529 and 576 are perfect squares. To find the next number I just find the difference: 576-529=47, pick the next odd number which is 49 and then add it to the largest square to obtain 576+49=625! Which is the next item on your list :)!

Keep up with the good work!

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

What a fun fact! I learned something new today! :)

Mrs. Saeli

Friday 1st of September 2017

I have had these for a while, and FINALLY this year I got them laminated and posted in my room. I have loved seeing kids' faces when I pointed them out the first week of 8th grade, and their eyes popped. "OH, that makes so much more sense now!" Thank you for sharing all your ideas!

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Yay! Glad you students like them! Thanks for reading my blog :)

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