Hello! Our next adventure in mathematics is going to be 'Prime Time'. This book explores numbers - prime, composite, factors, products, everything!
This week's vocabulary:
factors - numbers that you multiply together to get a product. ex. 3 and 2 are factors of 6 (3x2=6)
composite number - a number with more factors other than one and itself. ex. 6 is a composite number because it has 1 and 6 as factors, but also 2 and 3.
prime number - a number with only two factors; one and itself. ex. 5 is a prime number because it only has 1 and itself as factors.
We will be playing the factor game this week. Students also chose a 'special number' to research throughout this unit. At the end of the unit they will need to create a poster or report to tell all they learned about their number.
Check back for more info. later!