***This is not a typical PowerPoint file. Instead of just one page per click, each and every step in the math process is animated and appears separately. Check out the free Demo video in the Numbers Guy Store.***
This product offers an innovative way for students to use area models in order to find the factors of a whole number and identify it as prime or composite. This approach allows students to understand the concept better as they can visually connect with the idea.
The Powerpoint file contains a set of fully-animated, step-by-step interactive whiteboard slides detailing the process of solving the math problems (check out the free download on my main page for a sample lesson). The typical set starts with some example problems used to demonstrate the process for students. The next slides match to the first few problems on the student worksheets. These slides highlight the student directions and again walk step by step through each of several problems. They are also aligned to 4th grade Common Core math standards. Some sets of slides also contain a Notes slide.
The .pdf homework file contains a student worksheet that is paired to the Powerpoint slides. The first several problems on the student sheet are identical to those presented step-by-step in the Class Slides. Some homework sheets include review questions from topics covered in assignments earlier in the unit or from previously instructed units.
The Powerpoint file contains slides that match the notes slides from the Class Slides file. The text has been enlarged to age-appropriate for upper-elementary students. The slides can be printed two per page, which will allow students to glue into a notebook when completed.
Instructions: Hand out half-page to each student and allow the students a few minutes to complete the blanks on their own. Go over each statement with the class, asking for student input to fill in the blanks.