In the back of your exercise book, on a whole page, draw a large number eight. Around your drawing write down as many facts as you can think of about the number eight.
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This is an opportunity for students to be creative. After the obvious facts, which properties of the number eight do the students know?
The following information is from Richard Phillips
The following information is from Wikipedia
If your students produce a good "Story of 8" please send us a picture of it to post on this site. Attach the file of a photograph or scan to:
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