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A discussion may be needed on how to represent the eight consecutive numbers.

Students may square and add terms in an almost random way to start with and it is worth giving them time to play before disucssing what might be a more efiicient method.

Rather than squaring terms on a need-to-know basis - how about suggesting working them all out to save time re-calculating expansions as needed.