Literature Based Arithmetic

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Multiplication
Bunches and Bunches of Bunnies
Bunches and Bunches of Bunnies
Louise Mathews
This book is all about multiplication, but there is a great opportunity to review or learn about squares and square roots here too! Each page of this book the bunnies multiply 1 by 1, then 2 by 2, then 3 by 3, and so on.
I originally got my idea to use this book from LiteratureBased Math, Grades 23 by Lois Laase. She has some great questions to ask while reading this book to get your children thinking about the language of multiplication. For example, for 5×5=25, “If there are five bunnies in the band, how many bunnies are dancing?” She also offers 2 printable worksheets to practice multiplying squares (the same number by itself, i.e. 4×4).
Perfect Squares
Here is a free worksheet which would help to explore perfect squares:
You could also build a pyramid with Legos to visually manipulate and see the multiplication.
CLICK HERE for an online game where students must know the numbers that are perfect squares.