## Preparation, then click the image to watch this 2min 15sec video.
Turn off your sound## Explaining The Video- What was the person doing with their hands?
- What was the first way the person arranged the tiles?
- What did the person do with the tiles after that?
- Play the video again (without sound) and pause to look at the pairs. Why do you think the person thinks these pairs are special?
- If you were this person what pair you would make next? Why?
- Write and draw about the video in your journal.
## Investigating Square Pairs- Print Square Pair Tiles and cut out 1 through to 20.
- Open this Square Pairs Starter.
You can read it on screen or print it. - Investigate Square Pairs using the questions on the Starter.
You can work with a partner if you wish. They can cut their own tiles. This Square Line Paper can help you keep your lists neat. One number in each box.**Take your time. The mathematicians who solved this problem took years. So it can't be easy.** Record in your journal, then you know where you are up to if you stop and come back to it another time.
- Even if you find only one or two lists you have been a successful mathematician.
Actually even if you don't find any lists, but you were interested in the problem, you were a successful mathematician.
Note: If your school is a member of Maths300, your teacher can provide software that will help you explore Square Pairs.
## Just Before You FinishFor this part you need your maths journal and your Working Like A Mathematician page.- Read again what it means to work like a mathematician.
- In your journal, finish this paragraph:
*Working with Square Pairs I was a successful mathematician because...*
## Answers & DiscussionThese notes were originally written for teachers. We have included them to support parents to help their child learn from Square Pairs.- Notes for Square Pairs.
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