Subject: Math
Lesson Length: 30  40 mins
Topic: Operations and Algebraic Thinking; Factor Pairs/ Prime or Composite Numbers
Brief Description: Students will learn about prime and composite numbers and their factors.
Know Before You Start: This lesson is a great introduction to prime and composite numbers. Pairs of dice will be needed.
Hook:

Read and discuss the sample comic.

What’s the difference between a prime and composite number?

Is Maggie correct about the buses?


Practice finding the factors of prime and composite numbers as a class.

Have students work in pairs, taking turns providing numbers for their partner to determine if it is a prime or composite number and provide the factors.
Activity:
 Give each student a pair of dice.
 Have students roll the dice to create a two digit number (one number from each die.)
 Students will now create a fourpanel comic
 In Panel 1: Have students explain the difference between prime and composite numbers by providing a definition/explanation in their own words.
 In each of the following panels, students will share the number they rolled, determine if it is a prime or composite number and provide the factors.
 Students will repeat this process for three separate numbers.
Closure:
 Have students share their comic with a partner.
Differentiation:
 Allow students to use the speechtotext feature.

Provide the definitions of prime and composite numbers for students.

Provide a prime and composite number chart.

Provide sentence stem: "____ is a prime/composite number because _______."

Allow students to work in pairs.
Resources:
 Comic to print or display: Comic.
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