# Square Number Search

Suitable for Year groups: 5, 6, 7, 8

## Square Number Search resource description

In these number searches, students have to find numbers which sum to a square number.

There are two different differentiated searches to complete. Suitable for a range of year groups and abilities. An engaging way to practise mental addition skills.

# Cazoom Maths Starters: Square Number Search

This resource challenges learners to find and identify square numbers, which are the result of multiplying a whole number by itself (e.g., 9 is the square of 3).

## Why are square numbers important?

Square numbers help develop:

• Number sense: Deepening understanding of multiplication facts.
• Pattern recognition: Noticing patterns within square numbers.
• Geometric concepts: Relating square numbers to areas of squares.
• Foundation for algebra: Used in formulas and problem-solving later.

## How can this resource help?

This resource provides:

• Engaging task: Challenges learners to find square numbers.
• Clear instructions: Guides learners through the activity.
• Visual support: Uses a number grid to aid searching.

## Benefits for learners:

• Improves understanding and recognition of squares.
• Strengthens multiplication fluency and number sense.
• Develops problem-solving and pattern-recognition skills.
• Provides a foundation for more advanced maths concepts.

This resource is perfect for teachers looking for a warm-up activity or for parents wanting to support their child's maths learning by focusing on core number skills.

Also, have a look at our wide range of worksheets that are specifically curated to help your students practice their skills related to multiplication. These teaching resources and worksheets are in PDF format and can be downloaded easily.

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