# ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Prime & Composite Numbers StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/multiplication-division/prime-composite-numbers.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to determine if a number is prime or composite. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that describes strategies taught during the interactive is available to be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Prime Factorization StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/multiplication-division/prime-factorization.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to write a positive integer as a product of its prime factors. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that describes strategies taught during the interactive is available to be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Grade 4 Mathematics Module 3, Topic F: Reasoning With Divisibility
Description:

In Module 3, Topic F, armed with an understanding of remainders, students explore factors, multiples, and prime and composite numbers within 100 (4.OA.4). Students gain valuable insights into patterns of divisibility as they test for primes and find factors and multiples, at times using their new skill of dividing double-digit dividends. This prepares them for Topic G’s work with dividends of up to four digits. Lesson 22 has students find factor pairs for numbers to 100 and then use their understanding of factors to determine whether numbers are prime or composite. In Lesson 23, students use division to examine numbers to 100 for factors and make observations about patterns they observe, for example, “When 2 is a factor, the numbers are even.” Lesson 24 transitions the work with factors into a study of multiples, encouraging students to notice that the set of multiples of a number is infinite while the set of factors is finite. In Lesson 25, the Sieve of Eratosthenes uses multiples to enable students to identify and explore the properties of prime and composite numbers to 100.

Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Exploring Number Patterns to Discover Common Factors
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/vtl07.math.number.mul.lpfactor/exploring-number-patterns-to-discover-common-factors/
Description:

In this Cyberchase lesson plan, students explore different repeating patterns to predict when two or more events will occur at the same time. In the video segment, the CyberSquad examines patterns and beats in music. Students are encouraged to create patterns and draw conclusions. In doing so, they learn to predict the least common factor of up to three numbers.

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