**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.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 17: Use variables to represent numbers, and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set. [6-EE6]

**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.

**Title:** The Factor Game

**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.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 7: Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1-100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. [6-NS4]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**The Factor Game

**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

**Title:** The Factor Game: Activity Sheet

**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.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 7: Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1-100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. [6-NS4]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**The Factor Game: Activity Sheet

**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

**Title:** Look for Patterns

**Description:**
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students further develop their understanding of ratio, proportion, and least common multiple.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 2: Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities. [7-RP2]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Look for Patterns

**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

**Title:** Classifying Numbers

**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.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 7: Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients. [7-EE1]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Classifying Numbers

**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

**Title:** Making Your Own Product Game

**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.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 13: Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers. [6-EE2]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Making Your Own Product Game

**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

**Title:** Playing the Product Game

**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.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 7: Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients. [7-EE1]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Playing the Product Game

**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

**Title:** Distributive Property with Variables

**Digital Tool:**
IQ Learning Online **Web Address URL:**
http://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mgbh.math.ns.distprop/distributive-property-with-variables/# **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]**Digital Tool Description:** Distributive Property with Variables is an interactive video that demonstrates the distributive property to the students. It can serve as a great introduction to the topic.

**Title:**Distributive Property with Variables

**Digital Tool:**IQ Learning Online

**Digital Tool Description:**Distributive Property with Variables is an interactive video that demonstrates the distributive property to the students. It can serve as a great introduction to the topic.

**Title:** Learning the Distributive Property with Angry Birds

**Digital Tool:**
Edpuzzle: Distributive Property- Angry Birds **Web Address URL:**
https://edpuzzle.com/media/5601aa17adde1f357b9d7d97 **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (8) 9: Solve linear equations in one variable. [8-EE7]**Digital Tool Description:** Edpuzzle is an interactive tool that demonstrates or shows students how to complete a task or to see how a task is performed in several different subjects. This video teaches students by the use of animations how to solve equations.

**Title:**Learning the Distributive Property with Angry Birds

**Digital Tool:**Edpuzzle: Distributive Property- Angry Birds

**Digital Tool Description:**Edpuzzle is an interactive tool that demonstrates or shows students how to complete a task or to see how a task is performed in several different subjects. This video teaches students by the use of animations how to solve equations.

**Title:** What Is a Prime Number?

**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!,
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 7: Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1-100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. [6-NS4]

**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?

**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

**Title:** Factor Game

**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.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 7: Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients. [7-EE1]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Factor Game

**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

**Title:** What Is a Prime Number?

**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!,
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 7: Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1-100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. [6-NS4]

**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?

**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