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```					                         Fun & Games Activities (M6N1 a-c) Complete on your own paper.

Activity 1 Music:

You and your friends have tickets to attend a music concert. While standing in line, the promotion states he will

give a free album download to each person that is a multiple of 2. He will also give a backstage pass to each

fourth person and floor seats to each fifth person. Which person will receive the free album download,

backstage pass, and floor seats? Explain the process you used to determine your answer.

Activity 2 School Supplies:

The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) at your school donated school supplies to help increase student creativity

and student success in the classroom. Your teacher would like you to create kits that include one package of

colored pencils, one glue stick, and one ruler. When you receive the supplies, you notice the colored pencils are

packaged 12 boxes to a case, the rulers are packaged 30 to a box, and glue sticks are packaged 4 to a box.

1. What is the smallest number of each supply you will need in order to make the kits and not have supplies left

2. How many packaged rulers, colored pencils, and glue sticks will you need in order to make the kits? Explain

the process you used to determine how many packages are needed for each supply.
Activity 3 Give ‘em Homework:

Your teacher’s favorite method for assigning homework problems is to assign the factors or multiples of some of

the number of problems in your book. For example, she might say, “On page 78, out of the 32 problems that

are there, do the problems that are the factors of 24.” On another day, he might say, “On page 84, out of the

32 problems that are there, do the problems that are the multiples of 3”. In which case would you do more

problems? Explain how you figured it out. Suggest another use of factors, multiples, or primes to your teacher to

use when assigning problems. Explain why you chose this method.

Activity 4 “Hi Mike! Let me tell you about the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic!”

The fundamental theorem of arithmetic states that every natural number greater than one is either prime or can

be written as a unique product of prime factors. What does this mean? Refer to the work you did in previous

problems to help you explain the fundamental theorem of arithmetic to your friend, Mile, who has been absent.

Be sure to include the following terms: factor, multiple, divisible, prime, composite, prime factorization and

exponents.
Activity 5 Juanita’s Secret Number

Juanita has a secret number. Read her clues and then answer the questions that follow:

Juanita says, “Clue 1” My secret number is a factor of 60.”

1. Can you tell what Juanita’s secret number is? Explain your reasoning.

2. Daren said that Juanita’s number must also be a factor of 120. Do you agree or disagree with Daren?

3. Malcolm says that Juanita’s number must also be a factor of 15. Do you agree or disagree with

4. What is the smallest Juanita’s number could be? Explain.

5. What is the largest Juanita’s number could be. Explain.

6. Suppose for Juanita’s second clue she says, “ Clue 2: My number is prime.”

7. Can the class guess her number and be certain? Explain your answer.

8. Suppose for Juanita’s third clue she says, “Clue 3: 15 is a multiple of my secret number.”

9. Now can you tell what her number is? Explain your reasoning.

10. Your secret number is 36. Write a series of interesting clues using factors, multiples, and other number

properties needed for somebody else to identify your number.

Activity 6 Slammin’ Lockers:

Georgia Middle School has 100 students with lockers numbered 1 through 100. One day, Sally walks down the

hall and opens all the lockers. Eric goes behind her and closes all the lockers with an even number. Then, Jane

changes the situation of the lockers with numbers that are multiples of 3. This means that a closed locker is

opened and an open locker is closed. If this pattern continues FOR ALL 100 STUDENTS, which lockers will remain

open after the 100th student walks down the hall? Explain your thinking giving details, and using both

appropriate mathematical models and language.

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