This is Common Core aligned activity that gives kids daily practice with a variety of crucial math skills.
I have been using this in my class for years and my kids love it! After initially teaching the procedures to your students, it can easily transition into a 10 minute daily math warm up that kids are actively engaged in.
This packet includes complete instructions on how to incorporate "Cube-A-Day" into your classroom. There are student templates, examples, a "Divisibility Rules" printout, a complete factors lists for numbers 1-180, and a complete prime factorization list for numbers 1-180. Activities provide daily review of key math concepts. Students will explore the properties of numbers, deepening their understanding of Prime and Composite Numbers, Facts, Factors, Multiples, Squared and Cubic numbers, Patterns, and Prime Factorization.
Students are actively engaged in this activity, using cubes to give a visual representation of numbers. Each day, students will study a new number, discussing characteristics, finding factors and facts, stating multiples, and finally writing the number as a product of primes. The activity brings numbers to life, giving students the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of numbers that will carry with them for a lifetime.
This activity is easily adaptable to 4th, 5th, or 6th grade Common Core Standards.
The main standards addressed are: Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
4. Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1–100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is prime or composite.