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Subject: Mathematics (6 - 12)
Title: What are You - Prime or Composite?
Description: This lesson is on factors and greatest common factors. The students will view presentations on prime numbers, composite numbers, and prime factorization (some using factor trees). The students will participate in interactive games on various websites, and discover by using their initials in their name, if they are prime or composite.


Subject: Mathematics (4 - 6)
Title: My Favorite Number
Description: The activity allows students to review many of the number theory concepts.  Students will pick a composite number write verbal expressions about the number, find the factors, prime factorization, list multiples, draw a cartoon character of the number, and write a word problem.  The purpose of this activity is to be a review of the number theory topics taught during middle school.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: The Factor Game      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Illuminations lesson, students play the Factor Game, which engages students in a friendly contest where strategies involve distinguishing between numbers with many factors and numbers with few factors. Students are then guided through an analysis of game strategies and introduced to the definitions of prime and composite numbers.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: The Factor Game: Activity Sheet      Add Bookmark
Description: This reproducible activity sheet, from an Illuminations lesson, guides students in their exploration of factors. They consider strategy for playing the Factor Game on a 49-board and reflect on the importance of factors in the establishment of a 24-hour day.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Look for Patterns      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students further develop their understanding of ratio, proportion, and least common multiple.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Factor Game      Add Bookmark
Description: This interactive game, from Illuminations, allows students to exercise their factoring ability. They can play against a friend or the computer as they take turns choosing a number and identifying all of its factors.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Classifying Numbers      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use Venn diagrams to organize information about numbers. Using the Product Game board, students look for relationships and characteristics of numbers to determine what numbers belong to a descriptor and what numbers belong to more than one descriptor.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Making Your Own Product Game      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students review strategies for playing the Product Game. In this game, players start with a set of given factors and multiply to find the product. Students then work in groups to create their own game boards.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Playing the Product Game      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students learn the rules of and play the Product Game. In this game, players start with a set of given factors and then multiply to find the product. Students create their own game boards and develop strategies for winning the game.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Mathematics - Algebra , Mathematics - Applied Mathematics , Mathematics - Arithmetic , Mathematics - Calculus , Mathematics - Discrete Mathematics , Mathematics - Functions , Mathematics - Geometry , Mathematics - Measurement , Mathematics - Number Sense , Mathematics - Number Theory , Mathematics - Patterns , Mathematics - Probability , Mathematics - Statistics , Mathematics - Trigonometry , Informal Education - Homework Help/Tutoring
Title: What Is a Prime Number?      Add Bookmark
Description: Division will definitely factor into today's mathematical Wonder of the Day. April is Math Education Month, so join us on a numerical journey while you're still in the prime of your life!,
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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