About the Perfect Squares Lesson
The lesson introduces the children to square roots using whole numbers.
• The children will understand the concept of square roots.
• The children will be able to give the square roots of the ten perfect squares from 1 to 100.
Today we are going to look at square roots. Working out the square root of a number is an inverse operation. Inverse simply means opposite, so, in fact, you have been doing inverse operations for many years.
Subtraction is the inverse of addition: 24 +16 = 40 so 40 ? 16 = 24.