First, students will record the factors of a given numbers as multiplication sentences and as a list in order from least to greatest. Next, students will classify each as prime (p) or composite (c). Then, students, will record the number of factors of the given numbers. Finally, the total number of factors for each given number will determine how many of each item you will draw on your ginger bread house.
The students have the chance to get creative and design their own gingerbread house. THEY LOVED THIS. Their houses came out so adorable. The students must design their house by using the total number of factors for a number because this determines how many item/candy-canes they need to draw on their house.
The objective that goes along with this lesson is, Find factor pairs for numbers to 100, and use understanding of factors to define prime and composite. It also follows Lesson 22 in Module 3 4th grade edition.
This is a great activity to do with your students during the holidays. I used this activity to get my students thinking about their factors and factor pairs. This activity really gets them thinking about how they will Identify factors of numbers and determine if they are prime or composite.
This download includes 3 worksheets and answer documents for each worksheet. It includes a blank gingerbread house templet. I have attached an example of a student's work in the document and in the thumbnails.