Favorite number project
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For October I am sending home a copy of the book Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee. Alright, so — each kid picks a number, and figures out all this stuff about the number. Some students beg to take it home for extra homework! Be creative and use your imagination! You have 16 squares to get started. For my tech-loving friends and their students, I have done this project using Microsoft Publisher as well. I offer a few suggestions now I can share examples from previous students , but tell them, basically, to go nuts. This month students will be assigned an 'All About Me' poster in which you, your child and members of your family can work together to complete.

My partner teacher and I are borrowing your idea if that's okay? Perfect Number: when all the factors except 1, and itself add up, they equal exactly the number. Step-by-step to a classroom learning activity I introduce this by having students write their name and favorite number on a sticky note. This is an awesome post-testing activity! I also really want to allow for them to include some artistic talent as they really enjoy art. Basically what it means is that you need to choose your favorite number between 10-100. The only guideline is that it must be able to stand up by itself on the table. Some ideas are a basket, a covered shoebox or cereal box, or anything else you choose to use. Like 2, is a really really big one, because it has a lot of multiples.

It takes a lot more time, but is super fun if you have a computer club at your school. This project is great for a review and it reinforces multiple math concepts at the same time. So I think that 24 is a good move in the factor game because 24 is a very versatile number. Students can quietly work on their posters after they finish standardized testing… or use this for a whole-class de-stresser to celebrate! So that means, that 24 is not a deficient number. More stuff on its way tomorrow! I made up a really good game to actually remember all of the factors for a number, so basically, the instructions are simple.

The objective of the game is to see who gets the most points when the game is over. The factors of 24 are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24 You see, 24 is a composite number because 24 has 8 factors, including one, and itself. Attached is the letter sent home about this project with directions. So that also means that 24 is not a perfect number because all of 24's factors equal 36, not 24. Multiple operation math review in a fun project My students love this creative math activity! Read this book with your child then together make your own Elmer! For example, it has a lot of factors, therefor, 24 is a composite number.

Okay so, what your going to need to do, is you need to write different numbers on the flash cards- from 1-whatever number. Could you guys help me think of any other things to add to my project to make it more fun for them and maybe stretch it out another day or two? You could crumble the paper up to make it look old. The number 24 is not a prime number because 24 has more factors than 1, and itself. Then, you need to choose the first two numbers and see wether they are the factors of that number, if it is, then you get a point, but if it isn't, then you don't get the pint. I would like for them to create a poster to integrate some of the concepts that we have learned this year and in previous years. They are all quite similar, which makes me want to rethink and improve upon this — and which also makes me wonder if we thought this one up, at all? Sample and product require the free Download the sample to see what you get! Deficient Number: when you add up all the factors of a number, it equals less than the number.

Teaching tips I have done this project with my students using 11 x 17 paper that fits in a copier or 12 x 18 inch construction paper so they have plenty of room. The first thing you need to do is to decide what you want to use to hold the valentines. I choose 24 because I think that it's an easy number to work with and it's very versatile. It can be a pirate Elmer, a ninja Elmer, a ballerina Elmer, a princess Elmer, a polka dot Elmer, anything you want it to be! You're going to need a few flash cards, and a marker. They are in a lower level math. The worksheet that you see below appears, at first glance, kind of blah.

When I complete it, I will attach the final product rubric included. That will make it easier when children are passing out their valentines. Their final products included PowerPoint presentations, posters, songs, poems, plays, stories, and more — and these were full of wit, humor, and self-expression. Have fun on the first project! We are in a program called TransMath-purple level, which means we have completed basic operations and fractions. I collect the sticky notes and let the mystery simmer for awhile. . For example, 2,3,4,6,8 are all common factor numbers for a lot of numbers.

Therefor, that means that 24 is a deficient number. Once the worksheet is complete, then the fun begins! I am not sure of the abililty level of your students, but we may add something with mean, median, mode and graphing. Huh — now that it is on my brain, there are a few other things we do, during this particular unit, that I ought to share. I am wanting to do a favorite number project with my middle school special ed group as one of their end of the year projects in math. You can use any materials you want on the poster and anyone can help create it! I have included a sample of a Publisher-created poster. So my favorite number is 24.

The easiest way to get started is to fold the paper in half and then in half again. It's really great that you were able to incorporate so many math skills into one project. Then, students can work on the poster as they have time. I think that is going to be a great way to increase my learning of different numbers, and how numbers have many detail to them. I learned that 24, is not a perfect number, because since there is a lot of factors for 24, so obviously, it can't be a perfect number. This project is not the most rigorous, but the joy that students derived from it was entirely worth it.

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