I usually work through all the numbers up to 10, it doesn't take long after they get the idea and you end up with the first ten square numbers.
## 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81 and 100
It is worth remembering these numbers as they will come up again and again.
Another useful idea is to highlight all the square numbers on a multiplication chart.
This Square Numbers worksheet from Mathsblog does just this.
Know and use square numbers (1) - Know and use square numbers (2) |