In this unit students explore patterns in square numbers. Students look for and find
patterns in square numbers arranged in different ways. Some of these patterns may
be familiar to them and they may come up with more patterns as well , with careful
observation. The unit aims to introduce students to some of the basic practices and
ways of thinking of mathematics as a discipline – for example, reasoning,
conjecturing, proving, problem solving, representing, seeing and using connections,
generalizing, abstracting, and communicating precisely.