Professor Assessor & The Square Root Who Didn’t Like Being Square

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Professor Assessor was fantastic at maths …When he went to work out fractions, he always got a pass.

On Professor Assessor’s face was always an algebraic expression,

His head had more multiplication than a quadratic equation.

Some of the Professor’s best pals at school,

Were a calculator, a compass and a twelve inch rule.

But one of his buddies wasn’t happy at all,

He was a square root, only six centimetres tall,

Who confessed to the Professor, his friend,

His straight edges were driving him completely around the bend.

Professor Assessor said to his mate,

It was better than not knowing how to calculate.

Anyway, he thought, his corners were great !

The square root said he’d rather be circular …

Or better still a touch perpendicular.

Professor Assessor called his other pal, Question Mark –

Who agreed, the square root could do with more arc.

Professor Assessor grumbled a lot …about his 90 degree angles …

And how they didn’t bend one jot.

The square root really didn’t like being square …

With bits sticking out over the place everywhere.

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Professor Assessor’s Square Dance

All of the words below have something to do with “SQUARE” – can you guess what they should be ?

______ + dance =

c __ be

______ + root =

rectang __ e

city ______

______ + eyed

______ + corner

market ______

b __ x

______ + table

90 degre __ s

______ + angle

Trafalgar + _____

______ + draw

______ + something with the boss

______ + meal

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Professor Assessor’s Corner In The Market Square Game

Make these degree angles into a corner (i.e. 90 degrees). Use a mathematical equation to show your working out. Example : 45 + x = 90 = 90 – 45 = 45

I
I
I
I
I_______________
23

45

55

78

7

12

15

80

9

75

10

34

67

2

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CHI – Square

1. What is a chi square ?

2. When is it used ?

3. Why is a chi – square used ?

4. How many words can you think of that include the letters C – H – I ?

Example – a CHI evement

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Game 1 : Answers :square dance

cube

square root

rectangle

city square

square eyed

square corner

market square

box

square table

90 degrees

square angle

Trafalgar Square

square draw

square something with the boss

square meal

Game 2 : Answers :

67 ; 45 ; 35 ; 22 ; 83 ; 78 ; 75 ; 10 ; 81 ; 15 ; 80 ; 56 ; 23 ; 88

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