Prime Suspects

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10960

Can you give a prime example of a composite number? Prime and composite numbers are different, and you will learn why when you splat fruit, do fun online stuff, and choose your own cool presentation!

categories

Elementary

subject
Math
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

There are four numbers in a police line up: 4, 13, 28, and 117. One of these numbers is a prime suspect because it is a PRIME NUMBER! How dare a number be prime, refusing to be divided any smaller number — how horrible!

Do you know which number is prime from looking at the numbers above?

Share your answer with your parent or teacher.

For a good review, watch Prime Numbers and Composite Numbers (below):

 

After watching the video, in your own words, tell your parent or teacher what it means for a number to be prime, and give an example of a prime number.

The man in the video showed you how to find out if a number is prime or composite by finding the number's factors. On the Pre-Algebra Help Lesson: Prime and Composite Numbers from Coolmath.com, they show you another way to find out if a number is prime or composite. After reading through the site, which method helped you better understand how to find a prime and composite number?

Before moving on, check out one more explanation about Prime Numbers and Composite Numbers on the Math Is Fun website. It extends the information you learned in the video to help you better visually understand the concept.

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