Fall SAVY 2017, Day 2- Adventures in Algebra (1st/2nd)
Happy Second Day!
Today the students continued to work with the concept of balancing equations and expressions. They worked their way through learning that variables can be used in different ways. The students explored number tricks and used variables to represent changing quantities. During one of their number tricks, they were encouraged to use questions that narrowed down possibilities and gave interesting information as opposed to questions that eliminated only one number.
During this same activity the students visited the concept of prime numbers. As mathematician, they quickly recognized that prime numbers have two unique factors, 1 and itself. They also came to the realization that the number 1 was a very special number since it only has one factor, not two unique factors like prime numbers.
Dr. P. 🙂