My math lessons focus on student engagement and participation. I focus on developing conceptual understanding using manipulatives, specific language and activities. My lesson plans also include differientiated tasks that cater to the varying levels in the classroom.
1) To improve understanding of factors and area and their connection to multiplication concretely, pictorially and symbolically.
2) To understand the terms prime and composite numbers and how they relate to factors.
This lesson is a great visual way to approach factors. Many students don’t really understand what factors are or how to find them and this can help them to create a stronger conceptual understanding of this skill. You can also use Geoboards, although you’d be limited in the numbers you could choose and if you have neither of these, you can use grid paper (I suggest 1cm grid paper).
WNCP: Grade 6