Most students understand the difference between an even and an odd number. However, they often will use the difference to believe that odd and even parallel prime and composite numbers. This short lesson helps students distinguish the difference between prime and composite numbers, and how knowing and identifying them can help them with mathematical operations. It is important for students to explain why prime and composite numbers are not the same as odd and even numbers. The students may be used in conjunction with a lesson related to factoring.
Prime/Composite Numbers Lesson Plan Includes:
- Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
- Instructional Content Pages about Prime/Composite Numbers
- Hands-on homework activities giving students practice with Prime/Composite Numbers
- Answer Keys
- Common Core State Standards
- Many Additional Links and Resources
- Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
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