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# Double Scoop Lesson: Introducing Arrays, Factors, and Prime Numbers

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I have had many requests for lessons featured on my blog, and after thinking about how to do it, my “SCOOP” resources were born!

Each of these resources is meant to be a 1, 2, or 3 day lesson (single scoop, double scoop, or triple scoop) that is ready to immediately implement in your classroom. Consider using yourself or having as sub plans—everything you need is included for easy copying or can be commonly found in your classroom (ex. chart paper, lined paper, office supplies, etc.)

I have included the actual blog posts and/or full directions with photos to show you the lessons in action, suggestions for anchor charts or classroom displays, and any forms or sheets you would need to do it yourself! This "double scoop" is a two day lesson to help you introduce the concept of multiplication arrays, factors, and prime numbers through a "simulation" where students imagine they work at a candy factory and need to package chocolates! Through this exploration, they build arrays, find combinations of factors, and learn about what prime and composite numbers are. Although written as a 2 day lesson, this possibly could extend to three days--especially if you take advantage of the enrichment opportunities included!

This exploration is a great way for third and fourth grade students (or 5th graders needing remediation) to explore the relationship between arrays, multiplication number sentences, and the concept of “prime” versus “composite”. Check out the preview for more details! Includes student packet, all directions, photographs of the activity in action, differentiation ideas and resources, and even 2 exit slips to help monitor understanding.

Watch for more “SCOOP” lesson ideas in every subject!

All rights reserved by ©The Teacher Studio. Purchase of this problem set entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages in limited quantities for single classroom use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or commercial purposes is strictly forbidden without written permission from the author at fourthgradestudio@gmail.com. Additional licenses are available at a reduced price.
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