Math Homework Tip for Week of August 5, 2013

This week we will be working on divisibility rules and prime/composite numbers. Your child should have a page with all of the divisibility rules on it (apple page). For extra help at home, ask your child to tell you how they know if a number is divisible by each number. For example,
Parent: “A number is divisible by two when . . .”
Child: “it ends in an even number like 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8.”

I have included a copy of the divisibility rules page on the back of this newsletter.

We also will be working on prime and composite numbers. Prime numbers are numbers that only have 2 factors—1 and itself. For example: The number 3 is prime because its only factors are 1 and 3 (1 x 3 = 3). However 4 is composite because its factors are 1, 2, and 4. ( 1 x 4 = 4 and 2 x 2 = 4).

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