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Great questions here.
I wonder if you were to “challenge” them to think about these square root and cube root comparisons by building with arrays (squares) and “cubes” (using connecting cubes)
Have students first explore which arrays make squares …
Which “prisms” make cubes…
Then start noticing and wondering…. all side lengths are the same for squares and cubes. Wow!
Do they notice anything about the relationship between total tiles or cubes and side lengths in each case?
Etc.
Does that make sense?