8-10 yrs old
Math & Economics
Students will use a 100 chart on paper as a map to build rectangles that show the factors for each number between 1 and 100.
February 10, 2020
Minecraft World File
Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.
Common Core Standard Link
Engage NY Link
Associated Engage NY module and lesson.
1) What is a factor?
2) How can numbers be broken down into smaller numbers?
3) Are there patterns between numbers with common factors?
Watch this video to see how to run this part of the lesson.
Map out the chart on paper. Students will fill out three 100 charts that show factor patterns.
Chart 1 will show 2,4,8,10
Chart 2 will show 3,6,9,12
Chart 3 will show 5,7,11
Build the 100s Chart in Minecraft
Load the attached Minecraft world.
Students will get into groups of three and enter the groups world, so that each group will be in their own world. Then they will work together to build rectangles that show the factors for each number.
Last they will label the factors on the slate.
Each student in the group is responsible for 1 out of the three 100 charts that were made on paper.
Each group is responsible for peer review of their teammates factor rectangles.
1) The student was able to identify what numbers are prime and what numbers are composite.
2) The student was able to explain the difference between prime and composite numbers.
3) The student was able to show numbers with matching factors on the 100 chart.
4) The student was able to explain the patterns made by matching numbers on a number chart.
5) The student was able to complete the map with rectangles showing all the factors of whole numbers between 1 and 100.
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