Factors Starters:Abundant Buses: A game based around the concept of abundant numbers. Factuples: Spot the factors and the multiples amongst the numbers in the grid. Flabbergasted: If each number in a sequence must be a factor or multiple of the previous number what is the longest sequence that can be made from the given numbers? Four Factors: Find four single digit numbers that multiply together to give 120. How many different ways are there of answering this question? Hotel Digital: A puzzle about the lifts in a hotel which serve floors based on the day of the week. Verruca Value: The Verruca Value of a word is the number of vowels multiplied by the number of consonants. How many words can you find with Verruca Value of 24?
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Curriculum for Factors:Year 5Pupils should be taught to identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers more... Pupils should be taught to know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (nonprime) numbers more... Pupils should be taught to establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19 more... Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes more... Year 6Pupils should be taught to use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination more... Pupils should be taught to identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers more... Years 7 to 9Pupils should be taught to use the concepts and vocabulary of prime numbers, factors (or divisors), multiples, common factors, common multiples, highest common factor, lowest common multiple, prime factorisation, including using product notation and the unique factorisation property more... Feedback:Comment recorded on the 1 February 'Starter of the Day' page by M Chant, Chase Lane School Harwich: "My year five children look forward to their daily challenge and enjoy the problems as much as I do. A great resource  thanks a million." Comment recorded on the 21 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Trainor And His P7 Class(All Girls), Mercy Primary School, Belfast: "My Primary 7 class in Mercy Primary school, Belfast, look forward to your mental maths starters every morning. The variety of material is interesting and exciting and always engages the teacher and pupils. Keep them coming please." Comment recorded on the 19 November 'Starter of the Day' page by Lesley Sewell, Ysgol Aberconwy, Wales: "A Maths colleague introduced me to your web site and I love to use it. The questions are so varied I can use them with all of my classes, I even let year 13 have a go at some of them. I like being able to access the whole month so I can use favourites with classes I see at different times of the week. Thanks." Comment recorded on the 16 March 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs A Milton, Ysgol Ardudwy: "I have used your starters for 3 years now and would not have a lesson without one! Fantastic way to engage the pupils at the start of a lesson." Comment recorded on the 19 June 'Starter of the Day' page by Nikki Jordan, Braunton School, Devon: "Excellent. Thank you very much for a fabulous set of starters. I use the 'weekenders' if the daily ones are not quite what I want. Brilliant and much appreciated." Comment recorded on the 25 June 'Starter of the Day' page by Inger.kisby@herts and essex.herts.sch.uk, : "We all love your starters. It is so good to have such a collection. We use them for all age groups and abilities. Have particularly enjoyed KIM's game, as we have not used that for Mathematics before. Keep up the good work and thank you very much Comment recorded on the 14 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Trish Bailey, Kingstone School: "This is a great memory aid which could be used for formulae or key facts etc  in any subject area. The PICTURE is such an aid to remembering where each number or group of numbers is  my pupils love it! Comment recorded on the 9 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Jones, Wales: "I think that having a starter of the day helps improve maths in general. My pupils say they love them!!!" Comment recorded on the 9 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Liz, Kuwait: "I would like to thank you for the excellent resources which I used every day. My students would often turn up early to tackle the starter of the day as there were stamps for the first 5 finishers. We also had a lot of fun with the fun maths. All in all your resources provoked discussion and the students had a lot of fun." Comment recorded on the 23 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Judy, Chatsmore CHS: "This triangle starter is excellent. I have used it with all of my ks3 and ks4 classes and they are all totally focused when counting the triangles." 
Notes:A factor is a whole number that divides exactly into another whole number. We say the first number is a factor of the second number. Prime numbers only have two factors, one and themselves. Factors Teacher Resources:Number Grids: Investigate the properties of number with these interactive number grids. Prison Cell Problem: A number patterns investigation involving prisoners and prison guards. Sieve of Eratosthenes: A self checking, interactive version of the Sieve of Eratosthenes method of finding prime numbers. Factors Activities:Connect 4 Factors: This a game for one or two players. The winner is the first to line up four numbers with a common factor. Delightfully Divisible: Arrange the digits one to nine to make a number which is divisible in the way described. Divisibility Test: Practise using the quick ways to spot whether a number is divisible by the digits two to nine. Factor Trees: Create factor trees to find the prime factors of the given numbers. Factorising: Practise the skills of algebraic factorisation in this structured online self marking exercise. Fizz Buzzer: The digital version of the popular fizz buzz game. Press the buzzers if they are factors of the counter. HCF and LCM: Practise finding the highest common factor (H.C.F), sometimes called the greatest common divisor, and the lowest common multiple (L.C.M) of two numbers. Number Grids: Investigate the properties of number with these interactive number grids. Prime Labyrinth: Find the path to the centre of the labyrinth by moving along the prime numbers. Prison Cell Problem: A number patterns investigation involving prisoners and prison guards. Satisfy: Place the nine numbers in the table so they obey the row and column headings about the properties of the numbers. Scallywags and Scoundrels: Arrange the scallywags and scoundrels on the chairs so that the numbers of any two sitting next to each other add up to a prime number. Sieve of Eratosthenes: A self checking, interactive version of the Sieve of Eratosthenes method of finding prime numbers. Stamp Sticking: Drag stamps onto the envelopes to make the exact postage as shown at the top left of each envelope. Three Ways: Find three different ways of multiplying four different digits together to get the given target number. There are nine levels for this online challenge. Times Square: Practise your times tables with this selfchecking multiplication grid Factors Investigations:Aunt Sophie's Post Office: Investigate the ways of making up various postage amounts using 3p and 8p stamps. An online stamp calculator is provided for you to check your working. Factors Videos:Finding Prime Factors: A straight forward explanation from SLEP HCF and LCM explained: This video from Mathsmaster.org shows very clearly the step by step method of finding the LCM and HCF of two numbers. HCF and LCM explained part 2: This video from Mathsmaster.org shows very clearly the step by step method of finding the LCM and HCF of two numbers using Prime Factorisation. Factors External Links:Links to other websites containing resources for Factors are provided for those logged into 'Transum Mathematics'. Subscribing also opens up the opportunity for you to add your own links to this panel. You can sign up using one of the buttons below: SearchThe activity you are looking for may have been classified in a different way from the way you were expecting. You can search the whole of Transum Maths by using the box below.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017