This PDF file contains materials that will help your students understand the difference between a prime number and a composite number. It will also help them understand that 0 and 1 are neither prime or composite. If you would like them to include instruction on the fact that negative numbers are neither prime nor composite, additional resources are included for that.
Here is a page by page breakdown:
Pages 1-23 focus on Prime Numbers without mentioning negative numbers. If you want to include negative numbers, see pages 24-30
Pages: 3-5: definition posters
Pages 6-17: Prime, Composite, or Negative Sort.
Page 6: Game Cover and Directions. I like to store my games in manila envelopes. I glue and laminate the directions to the front of the envelope.
Pages 7-9: Game Sorting Mats (You could use 3-5 with definitions as sorting mats if you prefer.)
Pages 10-11: Choose one Recording Sheet
Page 12: Answer Key for Recording Sheet
Pages 13-17: Numbers Cards 1-99. You may decide to use less number cards but I wanted to provide up to 99.
Pages 18-19: Foldables: Choose one.
Pages 20-23 Definition, labels, and numbers for sorting or gluing into a journal as a reference.
Pages 24-30 include information about how positive and negative numbers relate to prime and composite. You may choose to include that concept, if you wish.
The three definition pages include language involving positive and negative numbers.
There is an additional page that can be printed for the sort that includes negative numbers.
The foldable contains the definitions that mention positive and negative numbers.
The answer key for the sort includes negative numbers.
Page 31: Foldable Directions Poster
Page 33: A coloring activity (Color Prime and Composite Numbers on a chart)
Page 34: Answer key for activity