Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Square Root Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.


Before the Movie


What do you think a square root is?

What do you hope to learn about square roots?”


During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 0:22: What might be another way of saying “equal factor”?

Timecode 0:41: What does 9 divided by 3 equal?

Timecode 1:19: How does the height of a square differ in length from its base?

Timecode 1:48: What is the square root of 16? Is 16 a perfect square?


After the Movie


Why is using division a good way to check if you’ve got the correct square root?

When might knowing about square roots be useful?

Does the number 1 have a perfect square root?


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.