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Prime Numbers

Prime Numbers

The time is prime to learn about prime numbers--and in this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby are primed to teach you everything you need to know about these numerical building blocks! First, discover the one number that every prime number is divisible by, besides itself. Explore the work of ancient mathematicians like Euclid and Eratosthenes, who studied primes more than 2,000 years ago. See how every whole number greater than 1 is either a prime number itself or formed by multiplying prime numbers together. And get a glimpse of just how many prime numbers there are--and why the record for “biggest prime number ever” isn’t exactly a permanent one!

## Multiplying with Mental Math Lesson Plan: Multiplication Blocks Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 2-6, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online interactive game) to practice multiplying numbers to create target amounts. Students will apply a variety of mental math strategies as they multiply during online game play, as well as in a hands-on multiplication game they create with a partner. See more »

## Promethean Flip Chart Lesson Plan: Prime and Composite Numbers

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to identify prime and composite numbers. Students will explore and extend these concepts through activities in a Promethean flip chart.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »