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Monday, April 4, 2016

4-4-16 Square Root Day

On 4/4/16 we celebrate Square Root Day. The date of this unique day changes depending on the year.

For example, the last time we had a day of this kind was on 3/3/09.

Square Root Day only comes around once in a great while—whenever the month and day are square roots of the year, such as 5/5/25 or 6/6/36.

Some suggestions for enjoying square root day include finding the square roots of various numbers, rooting around to create a succulent garden or soaking an avocado seed in water to watch the roots grow, cooking up some root vegetables, square dancing, squaring off for a contest, or anything else involving squares or roots.

Serve a snack of square crackers (hand out 4 to each student and let them eat as many as necessary to leave the square root of 4). Provide gluten free crackers for students who may be allergic to gluten.

Also serve cheese cubes. Give each student two cubes and ask them to square that number and write down the answer on a piece of paper.

Do the same with 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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