4, and 9, and 25,

Laughed at 8, they felt real wise,

Square numbers rule, was their rant,

We graph as squares and you can’t!

You think you’re cool,

8 laughed out loud,

My factors rock,

They do me proud,

8 x 1,

4 x 2,

Not boring squares,

Like all of you!

Square numbers are the product of a number multiplied by itself.

An exponent (the small number after the base number) shows how many times to multiply a number by itself:

52 means multiply 5 x 5

53 means multiply 5 x 5 x 5

Square numbers can be graphed as a rectangular array with equal sides, or in other words, a square.

For example,

2 X 2 = 4 | 3 X 3 = 9 | 5 X 5 = 25 |

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