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Use a Calculator to Find Squares and Square Roots

In this worksheet, students will use a calculator to find the squares and square roots of the given numbers.

'Use a Calculator to Find Squares and Square Roots' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Calculators/Technology for Accuracy

Popular topics:   Numbers worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

This activity is about squares and square roots.


We're going to practise using a calculator and finding the square button (x2 ) and the square root button (√)  


a purple calculator


Round your answer to 1 decimal place where necessary.


Example 1

Using the  x2 button, find 162 


First, put in 16, then x2, and finally =

The answer is  256


Example 2

Using  the (√) button, find the square root of  596 or  √596 


First, tap the √ button, then 596, and finally =

The answer is 24.4 to one decimal place.


Let's give it a try! If you need to remind yourself of the order of the buttons, just click on the red button and you'll be able to see this introduction again.


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