Square Are They?

Who knew counting was so hard? How many squares are on a chessboard? Student use critical thinking and problem solving skills to come up with a surprising complex and very interesting answer.

Mathematical Domains: Expressions & Equations, Functions

Standards: Grade Levels 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: 8.EE.C.8c, HSF-BF.A.1a, HSA-CED.A.1, HSA-REI.C.6, HSA-REI.C.7

Topics: patterns, problem solving strategies, non-linear functions, modeling, systems of equations, sum of squares, sum of cubes, recursive and explicit functions, animation

Grade Level(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Duration: Approximately 1 to 2 hours

Resource: Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, PDF, Activities