One of three columns of tally marks on The Ishango Bone gives the answer to this question. Found in the Ishango region of the Democratic Republic of […]
These counting games lead to an understanding of multiples and common multiples, number patterns and the Seive of Eratosthenes to find prime numbers.
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You might like to start by investigating the patterns you get when you shade multiples of a number on a grid. Download here
For another investigation use a 100 square grid (download here):
Circle the number 2. Put a line through every multiple of 2 up to 100.
Circle the […]
Describe and explain this pattern.
Download this sheet and shade in the patterns of the multiples.
Why do you think that in each pattern […]
The first player chooses a positive even number that is less than 50, and crosses it out on the 100 square grid.
The second player chooses a number to cross out. The number must be a factor or multiple of the previous number.
When you turn this star around it looks exactly the same in 5 different positions so we say it has ROTATIONAL SYMMETRY of order 5.
Is it possible to draw a 6-pointed star in the same way […]
Multiply any two consecutive even numbers together. Why is the product always a multiple of eight?
Take any prime number greater than 3, square it, subtract one and divide by 24.
Make a […]
What can you say about numbers that have exactly 3 factors?
Give some examples of numbers with 4 factors. What do they have in common?
Give some examples of numbers with 5 factors. What do they have in common?
What about numbers with […]