A comic strip explaining cube and square roots, examples are included
I'm so frustrated, mom! My teacher was reviewing square roots and cube roots today and asked me to answer a question, but I totally forgot how to do it, so I just sat there and stuttered until the end of class. I'm afraid my teacher will ask again tomorrow.
It's okay honey, I can always explain it to you. I was good at math back in the day.
What is the square root of 121?
The square root of 121 would be 11, because 11 multiplied by itself would be 121.
Give me a square root problem for an example.
I get it! When you are trying to find the square root of a number, you find the number that when multiplied by itself you get the number you are trying to square.
Correct! It wasn't so hard now, was it?
Wait! What about cube roots?!
It's okay sweetie. Cube roots are quite similar to square roots, except when you are trying to find the cube root of a number you try and find the number that when multiplied by itself three times it will give you the number you are trying to cube.
I get it! Let's say that I'm trying to find the cube root of 216. my answer would be six, since 6*6*6=216!