This free math tutoring video shows the difference between “3 squared” and “3 to the second power” as well as the difference between “4 cubed” and “4 to the third power” – important concepts to understand for higher power algebra.

# Tag Archives: squares

# Square Roots – Free Math Tutoring Video

This free math tutoring video shows the BEST way I’ve ever seen to introduce the idea of square root. It makes it so clear what the symbol means… one side of the square!!! That’s all there is to it!

It’s best for children to have a good understanding of square numbers before introducing the concept of square root. See my other videos for ideas!

I found this idea at Crewton Ramone’s House of Math. Lots of good stuff there so go check it out!

# Introducing X Squared – Free Math Tutoring Video

Cuisenaire Rods and Base Ten Blocks can be used to represent variables in algebra. This makes it less abstract and young kids are able to understand what would otherwise be completely beyond their math and logic abilities.

My girls have had previous experience with square numbers and I think that helped them to catch on to this quickly. You can see videos of them playing with square numbers in base ten on the Multiplication and Division Concepts page. Or click below…

I learned this “X^{2}” stuff from Crewton Ramone’s House of Math – this video specifically. He knows a lot more than me so go check out his videos!