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Just this year I learned how to use a Venn diagram to find the greatest common factor of two or more numbers using the prime factors. Venn diagrams have always been a part of students’ experience, integrated into literature discussions, … Continue reading
One of my goals this year as a math coach is to introduce the 4th grade teachers and students to a variety of multiplication and division strategies. Though they were a bit nervous and apprehensive at first, I am so … Continue reading
“That’s so cool!” said one of my 5th grade advanced students as he started to realize that all of the factors of a number can be determined by rearranging and/or grouping the prime factors of the number. (Yes, I know … Continue reading
This was a great FREE activity for my 6th graders to quickly review place value concepts. Scan the QR code for a link to the activity (or click here). There were an abundance of codes, so I selected a wide … Continue reading
You Be the Ref! could just as easily be You Be the Teacher! Students examine a set of completed tree diagrams to see if the composite numbers were factored properly. Any errors (i.e. multiplication errors, use of addition, incomplete factorization … Continue reading
Today was all about a trip down memory lane. The Number of the Day task was to tap students’ prior knowledge about place value concepts and basic operations, all in preparation for our upcoming unit on decimals. (Yes, I know … Continue reading