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1 Unit Number Sense In this unit, students will study factors and multiples, LCMs and GCFs. Students will compare, add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals. Meeting your curriculum Many of the concepts studied in this unit have been studied in earlier grades. However, it is essential to review the material you can use the workbook as a diagnostic tool before proceeding. Fluency in relating, comparing, and ordering fractions and decimals and in performing decimal operations using a variety of strategies is pivotal to students success in math in middle school and beyond, as well as in the sciences and in daily life. Students were introduced to decimals in grade 5 and have been gradually building their conceptual understanding and procedural skills. Still, many if not most grade 8 students will not yet have fully consolidated the concepts taught so far. This unit gives careful attention to reviewing and reinforcing all the essential understandings about decimals. The time spent on the lessons in this unit will be well repaid by the ease with which students will work with decimals in the future. The knowledge gained in this unit will be applied in most of the subsequent units in this course and in other subjects, such as science, and in higher grades. An understanding of long division, for example, is essential for understanding how repeating decimals work. Students will need to be fluent with the long division algorithm in order to see patterns develop in the digits of repeating decimals. For students following the WNCP curriculum, lessons NS8-5 and NS8-6 on applying prime factorizations to GCFs and LCMs are optional. Note, however, that NS8-4 on prime factorizations is essential review, as students will need to apply prime factorizations to identify perfect squares and square roots in NS8-6. Teachers following the WNCP curriculum might choose to postpone NS8-4 until Unit 3. All other lessons in this unit are essential for both the Ontario and WNCP curricula. Problem solving Students are often weak in solving word problems. In this unit, the worksheets are primarily devoted to concept and skill development. But the teacher s guide includes a selection of word problems in most lessons. These problems require students to apply the skills and concepts just acquired in the lesson. Some are single-step problems and some are multi-step problems. The problems involve concepts from measurement and geometry as well as real-life scenarios. Try to have your students do a few word problems each day. If they do, by the end of the unit they should be significantly more confident in approaching word problems and more successful in solving them. Teacher s Guide for Workbook 8. B-

2 Materials Base ten models are used in a number of lessons in this unit. You do not need base ten materials for these lessons students are shown how to draw the models. However, if you have base ten materials in your classroom, by all means, make them available; they may be quite helpful for some students. Students will use grid paper to line up decimals when ordering and computing. B-2 Teacher s Guide for Workbook 8.

3 NS8- Factors and Multiples Pages 2 Curriculum Expectations Ontario: 7m7, 7m2, 8m, 8m2, 8m6, essential for 8m5 WNCP: 6N3, essential for 8N, [R, C] Goals Students will learn to identify factors and multiples and learn how to find all pairs of numbers that multiply to a given number PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Knows the times tables Can divide -digit numbers into 2- and 3-digit numbers Vocabulary factor multiple Defining multiples and factors. As students work through Workbook Questions 5, you can assign the following questions as bonus questions. Bonus Question 4: 7 is not a multiple of 0. The only number that is a multiple of 0 is 0 itself. Question 5: 3 is not a factor of. Only is a factor of. process Expectation Organizing data Using an organized list to find factors of whole numbers. As a class, find all pairs of numbers that multiply to 2. Use Questions 6-8 as models. EXTRA PRACTICE for Questions 7, 8: Find all pairs of numbers that multiply to give 5. Then cross out the pairs that are repeated. How to know when to stop listing numbers to pair up. Emphasize that you don t want to have to try all the numbers up to the number you re trying to find the factors of, and Workbook Question 8 suggests that you shouldn t have to; it seems like half the pairs are repeated anyway. Discuss how you can know when to stop. Begin, with class participation, listing the pairs that multiply to 48. ASK: Once you know that 6 is paired up with 8, how do you know that 8 is paired up with 6? (because 6 8 = 8 6) process Expectation Using logical reasoning process Expectation Other ways to solve a problem process Expectation Using logical reasoning ASK: What is larger: 8 6 or 9 7? How do you know? Emphasize that when both numbers are bigger, their product is bigger too. ASK: If 9 is paired up, can it be paired up with a number larger than 6? Can 9 something greater than 6 be equal to 8 6 = 48? Explain that if 9 is paired up, it has to be paired up with either, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Then check each one in turn on your list. Since each possibility is ruled out, 9 must not be paired up. ASK: Can 0 be paired up? How do you know? (Students might use similar reasoning or might instead state that 48 is not a multiple of 0. Discuss both answers.) ASK: Can be paired up? Continue in this way until all students see that the only numbers larger than 6 that are paired up are paired with, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. But we know which numbers are paired up with the numbers up to 6 because we ve done all the numbers up to 6! Explain that once you find Number Sense 8- B-3

4 a number that already occurs in a pair, you know that you ve found all the pairs that multiply to 48. EXTRA PRACTICE: Find all pairs of numbers that multiply to a) 26 b) 42 c) 72 d) 63 e) 30 f) 9 Bonus 80 Answers: a) 26 b) 42 c) 72 Bonus d) 63 e) 30 f) When the number is equal to another number multiplied by itself (i.e., a perfect square). Repeat the exercise for 00 instead of 48, this time completing the first 0 rows of the chart. Emphasize that once you reach 0 0 = 00, any number more than 0, if it s paired up, must be paired up with a number less than 0. For example, if something = 00, then the something must be less than 0. But we know which numbers are paired up with a number less than 0 because we ve done all the numbers up to 0! Once we find a number paired up with itself, we can stop. EXTRA PRACTICE: Find all pairs of numbers that multiply to a) 49 b) 64 c) 8 d) 44 Bonus 44 Answers: a) 49 b) 64 c) 8 d) Bonus B-4 Teacher s Guide for Workbook 8.

5 NS8-2 LCMs and GCFs Pages 3 5 Curriculum Expectations Ontario: 7m2, 8m2, 8m7, essential for 8m5 WNCP: 6N3, essential for 8N6, [C, PS, R] Goals Students will find the lowest common multiple (LCM) and greatest common factor (GCF) of a set of numbers by listing all the multiples or all the factors of the numbers. Students will investigate properties of LCMs and GCFs. PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Vocabulary lowest common multiple (LCM) greatest common factor (GCF) consecutive Can find factors and multiples Listing multiples to find the lowest common multiple. See Workbook Questions -5. Assign bonus questions as follows. Bonus Question 3: Find the LCM of 2, 3, and 4. (ANSWER: 2) Question 4: Find the LCM of: ANSWERS: a) 6, 8, and 0 20 b) 3, 4, and 6 2 c) 4, 6, and 9 36 Question 5: How can you find all the common multiples of two numbers if you know the lowest common multiple? (ANSWER: All the common multiples are multiples of the lowest common multiple. Students can discover this by picking numbers and checking. EXAMPLE: The common multiples of 4 and 0 are 20, 40, 60,, which are all multiples of the LCM, 20.) How can you find all the common multiples of three numbers if you know the lowest common multiple? (Answer: same as above.) Listing factors to find the greatest common factor. See Workbook Questions 6-7. Assign bonus questions as follows. process Expectation Making and investigating conjectures Bonus Question 7: List the factors and then find the GCF of 30, 42, 60, and 96. ANSWER: 30:, 2, 3, 5, 6, 0, 5, 30 42:, 2, 3, 6, 7, 4, 2, 42 60:, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 0, 2, 5, 20, 30, 60 96:, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 2, 6, 24, 32, 48, 96 So the GCF is 6. Investigating the GCF of two consecutive numbers. See Workbook Investigation and Question 8. Assign bonus questions as follows. Bonus Investigation : Investigate the GCF of two consecutive even numbers. EXAMPLES: 6 and 8, or 8 and 20. (The GCF will always be 2.) Number Sense 8-2 B-5

6 Question 8: Without listing the factors, find the GCF of: a) 396 and 400 (ANSWER: Since the GCF must divide 4 (= ), the only possibilities are, 2, and 4. Check each of these in turn, starting with 4. Since 4 is indeed a factor of both, 4 is the GCF.) b) 398 and 402 (ANSWER: Since the GCF must divide 4 (= ), the only possibilities are, 2, and 4. Since 4 doesn t divide into them and 2 does, 2 is the GCF). c) 372 and 377 (GCF is or 5; GCF = ) d) 29 and 293 (GCF is or 2; GCF = ) e) and (GCF is, 5, or 25; GCF is 5) Bonus and ANSWER: The GCF must be a factor of 20 (the difference between the two numbers), so the GCF must be, 2, 4, 5, 0 or 20. The largest of these possibilities that divides the two numbers is 4, since 5 is not a factor of either. process Expectation Looking for a pattern process Expectation Looking for a similar problem for ideas Investigating the relationship between the GCF, the LCM, and the product of two numbers. Fill in the first 3 rows of the chart in Workbook Investigation 2 as a class, then have students complete the chart on their own. When students have finished A and B, write this equation on the board: a b = GCF LCM To help students with C, tell them to look for a similar problem for ideas. Substitute the numbers from the third row of the chart into the equation already on the board: a b = GCF LCM 4 6 = = 2 2 Explain that C is asking them how to get the LCM from a b and the GCF. This is like asking how to get 2 from 24 and 2. Ask a volunteer to tell you how to get 2 from 24 and 2 when you know that 24 is 2 2, then write on the board 2 = Do a few more examples with numbers. Then summarize by writing on the board: LCM = a b GCF Bonus Find two numbers a and b where the GCF is 2 and the LCM is 2. (ANSWER: 4 and 6 or 2 and 2) Have students find the LCM of these pairs by first finding the GCF: a) 0 and 4 b) 35 and 40 c) 45 and 60 d) 32 and 44 ANSWERS: a) = 70 b) = 280 c) = 80 d) = 352 B-6 Teacher s Guide for Workbook 8.

7 Bonus and ANSWER: = = = process Expectation Looking for a pattern To help students with D, encourage them to circle the rows in the chart where the LCM is the same as the product a b. They should notice that the GCF is always in this case. To see why, look at the formula: a b = GCF LCM If a b = LCM, then LCM = GCF LCM, so GCF =. Investigating the special case where a is a factor of b. See part E of Investigation 2. In this case, it is not only true that a b = GCF LCM, but in fact a = GCF and b = LCM. Extensions process Expectation Looking for a pattern. There are 56 girls and 42 boys registered for a team competition. The organizers would like the same number of girls on each team and the same number of boys on each team. a) Which of the following numbers must be a factor of both 56 and 42: the number of teams OR the number of people on each team? ANSWER: # of teams # of girls on each team = 56 and # of teams # of boys on each team = 42 Since the number of teams must divide both 56 and 42, it must be a factor of both. b) What is the greatest common factor of 56 and 42? What does this tell you about the teams? ANSWER: The GCF of 56 and 42 is 4, so 4 is the maximum number of teams the competition can have. (In fact, with 4 teams, each team would have 4 girls and 3 boys.) process Expectation Revisiting conjectures that were true in one context 2. Some students may wish to look for a relationship between a b c and the GCF and LCM for a, b, and c, written as GCF(a, b, c) and LCM(a, b, c). Some numbers for a, b, and c that students can use to investigate include: 6, 0, 5 3, 0, 5 3, 4, 5 4, 6, 8 8, 2, 30 5, 7, 0 2, 4, 6 5, 0, 30 3, 4, 6 5, 7, 0 Students will find that there is no relationship involving just these numbers. In fact, to find a relationship, students would also need to find the GCF of each pair. The relationship is a b c GCF(a, b, c) = LCM(a, b, c) GCF(a, b) GCF(a, c) GCF(b, c). Number Sense 8-2 B-7

8 You could guide motivated students to discover this by creating a chart with these headings: a b c GCF(a, b, c) GCF(a, b) GCF(a, c) GCF(b, c) LCM(a, b, c) and then a chart with these headings: a b c GCF(a, b, c) GCF(a, b) GCF(a, c) GCF(b, c) LCM(a, b, c) using the same numbers for a, b, and c as above. The reason this relationship exists is well beyond the grade 8 curriculum. However, if you are interested, here is the proof: Take any prime number, say p. If we can show that p occurs the same number of times in the prime factorization of a b c GCF(a, b, c) as it does in the prime factorization of LCM(a, b, c) GCF(a, b) GCF(a, c) GCF(b, c), then the two numbers have the same prime factorization, so they are equal. (See NS8-4 for more on prime factorization.) Suppose that the prime factorization of a includes A copies of p. Suppose that the prime factorization of b includes B copies of p. Suppose that the prime factorization of c includes C copies of p. And suppose that A < B < C. How many copies of p are in the prime factorization of a b c GCF(a, b, c)? ANSWER: A + B + C + A. How many copies of p are in the prime factorization of LCM(a, b, c) GCF(a, b) GCF(a, c) GCF(b, c)? ANSWER: C + A + A + B. So p occurs the same number of times in the prime factorization of each number. This is true for any prime number, so the prime factorizations of the two numbers are the same. Therefore, the two numbers are equal. B-8 Teacher s Guide for Workbook 8.

9 NS8-3 Prime Numbers Pages 6 7 Curriculum Expectations Ontario: 6m7, 7m2, 8m, 8m3, 8m5, 8m6, 8m7, essential for 8m5 WNCP: 6N3, essential for 8N, [R, C, CN, V] Goals Students will decide which numbers are prime or composite for small numbers. Students will use Eratosthenes Sieve to find all prime numbers less than 00. PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Can divide 2-digit numbers by -digit numbers Can find factors Vocabulary factor product multiple prime composite process Expectation Looking for a pattern Discovering the definition of prime and composite numbers. Display a chart with the numbers from to 5 and their factors: Number Factors 2, 2 3, 3 4, 2, 4 5, 5 6, 2, 3, 6 7, 7 8, 2, 4, 8 9, 3, 9 0, 2, 5, 0, 2, 2, 3, 4, 6, 2 3, 3 4, 2, 7, 4 5, 3, 5, 5 Tell your students that the numbers from to 0 can be classified as follows: Prime Composite Neither Prime nor Composite 2, 3, 5, 7 4, 6, 8, 9, 0 Ask your students to look carefully at the classification and then ASK: Do you think that is prime? What about 2? Add them under prime and composite respectively. Continue with 3, 4, and 5. Have students find the factors of the numbers from 6 to 25 and then place those numbers in the correct category. Do not encourage students to say the classifying rule until all students can comfortably predict where a number belongs. Then ask students to write down what they think prime and composite numbers are. Emphasize that is neither prime nor composite: How are and its factors different from the other numbers? Summarize by saying that a prime number has exactly two factors and a composite number has more than two factors. The number is neither prime nor composite because it has exactly one factor. Since any number Number Sense 8-3 B-9

12 Start by looking for numbers with the factor 2. Tell students that there is only one number that has 2 as a factor and is prime. ASK: What number is that? (2) Emphasize that any other number with 2 as a factor is not prime, so you can cross all such numbers out: process Expectation Reflecting on other ways to solve a problem process Expectation Reflecting on what made a problem easy or hard process Expectation Using logical reasoning Notice that you ve already crossed out half the numbers! This is a lot easier than checking the factors of each number separately. Now look for numbers with a factor of 3. Which number has 3 as a factor but is prime? (3) Can any other number with 3 as a factor be prime? (no) Why not? (because it has a factor other than and itself) Circle the 3 and then cross out the remaining multiples of 3. Emphasize that some multiples of 3 will already be crossed out (because they are also multiples of 2, e.g., 24) ASK: Why were the multiples of 2 easy to find? (they are every second number) Why are the multiples of 3 easy to find? (they are every third number) Remind students that so far, you ve tried the numbers 2 and 3 as factors. What number should you try next? Students should see that they can proceed systematically by trying the natural numbers in order (, 2, 3, 4, 5, ) so they should try 4 next. However, you don t have to try 4 any number that has 4 as a factor also has 2 as a factor (any multiple of 4 is also a multiple of 2) so you have already crossed those numbers out. ASK: Which factor should we try next? (5) Is 5 prime? (yes) Can any of the other multiples of 5 be prime? (no) Discuss why not. Then cross out all remaining multiples of 5: Now explain that if a number is less than 30 and composite, it has to have a factor 2, 3, 4, or 5. This is because it must be the product of two of its factors, and if the factors are both more than 5, then they are both at least 6, in which case the number would be at least 6 6 = 36. So one of the factors must be 2, 3, 4, or 5. But we have already crossed out all the numbers that are multiples of 2, 3, 4, or 5, so we have found all the composite numbers less than 30 and we can circle all the remaining numbers. Try to find all prime numbers less than 00. Challenge students to explain why any composite number less than 00 will have a number less than 0 as a factor. Then make the claim that any composite number less than 00 will have either 2, 3, 5, or 7 as a factor, and challenge students to B-2 Teacher s Guide for Workbook 8.

13 explain why this is true. (We know the composite number has some number less than 0 as a factor. Suppose, for example, it has 9 as a factor. Then it will have 3 as a factor too. If it has 8 as a factor, it will have 2 as a factor. If it has 6 as a factor, it will have both 2 and 3 as factors, and so on.) Encourage students to use the hundreds chart from Question to answer Questions 2 and 3. Encourage students to try to find organized ways of solving the riddles in Question 3. For example, in part a), try to find 3 numbers all in a column with no gaps; for b), find the numbers whose digits add to 3, then look for prime numbers in that diagonal. ACTIVITIES process Expectation Reflecting on what makes a problem easy or hard, Connecting to the real world Some mathematicians study codes in order to send messages in secret. For example, when you buy things online, you have to send your credit card number over the Internet, which is publicly accessible, so the information has to be encoded to be safe. To solve this problem, mathematicians like to find problems that are easy to do in one direction but hard to reverse; they can use the easy direction to encode a message, but someone would have to use the hard direction to break the code and find the message. Each number below is the product of two prime numbers. Find the prime numbers and then verify your answer by calculating the product of the two primes. a) 38 b) 2 c) 55 d) 9 e) 43 f) 22 ASK: Which is easier to find: the two prime numbers that multiply to 22 or the product of 3 and 7? If you wanted to encode a message, would you want the public information to be 3 and 7 (so that anyone who wants to read the message has to multiply 3 and 7 to break the code) or would you want the public information to be the number 22 (so that anyone who wants to read the message has to find the factors of 22 to break the code)? Why? (It is easier to find a product, since I just have to use the standard algorithm, but to find the factors of a number, I have to try all the prime factors in order until I find one that divides the number. To make it harder to break the code, force the person to find the factors of a large number.) A mathematician wants to make codes from numbers that have exactly two prime factors. Which of the following codes would be easy to break without a computer? Which would take more work to break without a computer? (To break the code, find the two prime numbers that multiply to give the number.) Don t give students the answers written below in brackets. a) 46 (2 23) b) 299 (3 23) c) 265 (5 53) d) 94 (2 97) e) 4 (3 47) f) 39 (7 23) g) 4 (3 37) h) 247 (3 9) To build a message that is hard to break, would you use numbers that are products of two large prime numbers or numbers that are Number Sense 8-3 B-3

14 products of a small prime number and a large prime number? Why? Tell students that to ensure that people cannot break codes, even with the powerful computers available today, mathematicians use products of prime numbers that are hundreds of digits long! connection Literature process Expectation Using logical reasoning To fully understand Eratosthenes Sieve, students need to understand if-then statements such as, if 2, 3, or 4 was a factor of 5, then we would have crossed the 5 out already. To familiarize your students with if-then statements, you can go through the book Anno s Hat Tricks by Akihiro Nozaki (illustrated by Mitsumasa Anno). Extensions process Expectation Looking for a pattern, Connecting. a) Explore the patterns in the ones digits of the multiples of i) 2 ii) 8 iii) 3 iv) 7 v) 4 vi) 6 b) How does the pattern in the multiples of 2 compare to the pattern in the multiples of 8? Describe any other relationships you notice between the various patterns. (Here is one relationship: The pattern for 3 is the pattern for 7 read backwards. To get the ones-digit-pattern for 3s, write an endless list: and continually move right 3 places each time, starting at 3: 3, 6, 9, 2, process Expectation Connecting To get the ones-digit-pattern for 7s, write the same endless list, but start at 7 and move right 7 places each time. Notice that this is the same as moving left 3 places each time because the pattern repeats every 0 digits and 0-7 = 3. Since moving left is the opposite of moving right, the list for 7 will be the list for 3 backwards.) 2. Are there more prime numbers or more composite numbers less than 00? What strategy could you use to answer the question without checking every number? Solution: No even number except 2 is prime. Half the numbers from 3 to 00 are even. If you also consider that all multiples of 5 are composite (and so on), clearly there are more composite numbers than primes. 3. A rectangle with side lengths equal to a whole number of centimetres has area 7 cm 2. What is its perimeter? (The rectangle must be a 7 by rectangle since 7 is prime, so its perimeter is 36.) 4. Show your students a 5 5 multiplication table. ASK: Are there any prime numbers in the table? Where are they? (2, 3, and 5 are all in the first row and first column) Why do you think that happened? (the other numbers in the table are a product of numbers other than and the numbers themselves, and so are composite) B-4 Teacher s Guide for Workbook 8.

15 NS8-4 Prime Factorizations Page 8 Curriculum Expectations Ontario: 6m7, 7m2, 8m, 8m2, 8m6 WNCP: 6N3, review, [V, R, PS] Vocabulary factors factor trees prime composite factorization prime factorization Goals Students will make factor trees to find the prime factorization of small numbers. PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Can multiply Can identify prime and composite numbers Can find the factors of a number Introduce factorizations. Review the words prime and composite. ASK: Is 20 prime or composite? (composite) What is a factor of 20 other than or 20? Write on the board 20 =. Have a volunteer fill in the blanks. Explain that the student has proven that 20 is composite and has found a factorization of 20. Ask if anyone can prove that 20 is composite in a different way. Is there a different factorization of 20? (0 2 and 4 5 are both factorizations of 20) Challenge students to find factorizations of 6, 8, 9, and 2 to prove that the numbers are composite. Can students find two different factorizations of 2? (2 6 and 3 4) ASK: Does the factorization 2 prove that 2 is composite? (no, because any number can be written as itself) Introduce prime factorizations. Write on the board 20 = 0 2 and 20 = 4 5 and ask if any of the numbers in these factorizations are composite. Have volunteers prove it. (0 = 2 5 and 4 = 2 2) Then write on the board: 20 = and 20 = ASK: Are any of the numbers in these factorizations composite? (no, they are all prime) Tell your students that these are called prime factorizations of 20 because all the numbers in the factorizations are prime. Find prime factorizations using factor trees. See Workbook Questions -3. process Expectation Modelling, Organizing data Extra Practice: Use a factor tree to find a prime factorization. a) 5 b) 25 c) 32 d) 40 e) 42 f) 00 Bonus 504 Branching patterns. Demonstrate what is meant by a branching pattern for a factor tree (see Question 4), and have students show the branching pattern for these factor trees: a) 54 b) 54 c) Number Sense 8-4 B-5

16 Then have students draw a factor tree for 54 that has this branching pattern: process Expectation Organizing data Bonus How many numbers less than 20 have a factorization tree with the following branching patterns? a) b) c) ANSWERS: a) Any number with 2 prime factors (4 = 2 2, 6 = 2 3, 9,0,4,5) b) Any number with 3 prime factors (8, 2, 8, 20) c) Any number with 4 prime factors (6) ACTIVITY Students will assemble small rectangles into a single larger rectangle. Students will be able to solve puzzles with the smallest rectangles by trial and error, but with larger examples, it will be helpful to mathematically figure out the size the large rectangle needs to be. This can be done by adding the total areas of the small rectangles to find the area of the large rectangle, and then determining the large rectangle s possible dimensions by finding pairs of numbers that multiply to give that area. Use the following progressively more difficult puzzles to lead students to this discovery. Students can draw rectangles with the dimensions given on cm grid paper and cut them out. To make the puzzle pieces firmer, students can glue the grid paper onto thick paper. Puzzle A: process Expectation Problem solving, Working backwards, Making and investigating conjectures Ask students the dimensions of the large rectangle they made. All students should say 4 5. Show different possible ways to fit the pieces into the rectangle, and then challenge your students to figure out why everyone came up with the same size rectangle, even though they may have come up with different ways of fitting the pieces in. (ANSWER: The areas of the rectangles add to = 20, so the possible lengths and widths of the large rectangle are 20, 2 0, and 4 5. Neither the 20 nor the 2 0 will fit the 3 3 rectangle, so the large rectangle must be 4 5.) Puzzle B: B-6 Teacher s Guide for Workbook 8.

17 process Expectation Using logical reasoning process Expectation Visualization Have students calculate the area of the large rectangle that will fit the pieces ( = 56) and find all the possible lengths and widths ( 56, 2 28, 4 4, 7 8). Then explain to students that the 56 rectangle isn t possible because it won t fit the 2 5, 3 3, and 3 5 pieces. ASK: What other dimensions are not possible? (The 2 28 rectangle isn t possible because it can t fit the 3 3 or 3 5 pieces; the 7 8 rectangle isn t possible because it won t fit the 2 piece; only the 4 4 piece is possible.) Have your students solve the puzzle knowing that the pieces must fit into a 4 4 rectangle. ASK: Did organizing your information save time? Puzzle C: These have a total area of 60, so that the possible large rectangles are 2 30, 4 5, 6 0, 2 5, and The rectangles 2 30, 4 5, and 20 3 can all be eliminated immediately. It is a bit trickier to eliminate the 2 5, but students will see by manipulating the pieces that it is not possible to fit both the 5 6 and the 7 rectangles into a 2 5 rectangle, so the only possibility is 6 0. Once students realize this, it is quite easy to finish the puzzle. process Expectation Organizing data Puzzle D: The total area of the pieces is 35 = The pairs of numbers that multiply to give 35 are 35, 3 45, 5 27, and 9 5. To see this, students can divide the whole numbers in order and stop when they reach a number already in a pair; or they can notice that 3 3 is already too big (= 69), so at least one of the numbers must be less than 3 and they only have to try numbers up to 2. In either case, the only possible rectangle that will fit the 6 8 rectangle is the 9 5 rectangle. Starting with this information makes the problem much easier to solve. Extensions process Expectation Communicating process Expectation Looking for a pattern. Find all the factors of 24. Explain the strategy you used. 2. Give an example of a composite number and explain why it is composite. 3. a) Draw factor trees for various prime numbers. EXAMPLES: 3, 7,, 3, 7, 9. b) What does the factor tree for a prime number always look like? (ANSWER: a single point) Number Sense 8-4 B-7

18 process Expectation Looking for a pattern 4. Have students find prime factorizations for 360. Invite volunteers to write or read aloud their answers. Look for different answers. If no one found a different answer, show a different one on the board. EXAMPLES: and ASK: What is the same about these two factorizations and what is different? ANSWER: They have the same numbers (2, 3, and 5) occurring the same number of times but written in different orders. Explain that these prime factorizations are so essentially the same they contain the same prime numbers, the same number of times that mathematicians don t distinguish between them. In fact, you might teach your students the reason why was not defined to be prime. If was defined as prime, then numbers would have many different prime factorizations. For example, different prime factorizations of 360 would be and so on. Because mathematicians wanted to talk about the unique prime factorization of a number, it was more convenient to say that is not prime. 5. We can use prime factorization to determine whether two products are equal without calculating the products. EXAMPLE: 8 9 = 6 2 since their prime factorizations are 8 9 and so 8 9 = and 6 2 = The products 8 9 and 6 2 have the same factors, they are just rearranged. Use prime factorizations to decide if the two products are the same. a) and b) 0 72 and c) 2 45 and 0 54 d) 30 9 and 6 75 Bonus and B-8 Teacher s Guide for Workbook 8.

19 NS8-5 Prime Factorizations and GCFs Pages 9 0 Curriculum Expectations Ontario: 8m, 8m2, 8m7, 8m5 WNCP: optional, [PS, R, C] Goals Students will learn how to find the greatest common factor (GCF) from the prime factorizations of two or more numbers. PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Can find factors and prime factorizations Vocabulary factor prime factorization greatest common factor (GCF) process Expectation Looking for a pattern, Making and investigating conjectures, Problem solving, Using logical reasoning How the prime factorizations of a number and its factors are related. Have students find the factors of 24 and the prime factorizations of all the factors. Challenge students to describe how the prime factorization of each factor is related to the prime factorization of 24. Bonus Check to see if your conjecture holds for the factors of 30. ASK: How many 2s are in the prime factorization of 24? (3) How many 3s? () Does any factor of 24 have more than three 2s? (no) Why does this make sense? (If there were more than three 2s in a factor, then there would be more than three 2s in 24, because 24 = that factor another number. Since there are only three 2s in 24, there cannot be more than that in the factor.) To emphasize the point, have students find the prime factorization of two numbers and their product, for example, 2 and 5. ANSWER: 2 = and 5 = 3 5 and 2 5 = (2 2 3) (3 5). Notice that the number of times each factor occurs in the product is the sum of the number of times it occurs in each factor. You can t have fewer 2s in the product than there are in one of the factors. So if 24 has three 2s in its prime factorization, no factor of 24 can have more than three 2s any factor of 24 has at most as many 2s (and 3s) as 24. EXTRA PRACTICE: The prime factorization of 600 is Without calculating them, decide which of the following products are factors of 600: Bonus For the products that are factors, find the number it multiplies with to make 600. EXAMPLE: multiplies with 20 (= 2 2 5). Using prime factorizations to find the GCF of two numbers. See Workbook Question 2. Guide students through the same steps to find the GCF of 60 and 80. EXTRA PRACTICE for Workbook Question 3: a) 35 = b) 452 = = = Number Sense 8-5 B-9

20 EXTRA PRACTICE for Workbook Question 4: a) 82 and 94 b) 0 and 40 c) 68 and 96 d) 44 and 55 e) 63 and 84 SAMPLE ANSWER: e) 63 = and 84 = , so GCF = 3 7 = 2 process Expectation Revisiting conjectures that were true in one context Using prime factorizations to find the GCF of three numbers. Now that students know how to find the GCF of two numbers from their prime factorizations, have them make a conjecture about how to find the GCF of three numbers from their prime factorizations. (ANSWER: Find all the prime factors that all three prime factorizations have in common.) Students can test their conjecture on these numbers: a) 24, 32, and 40 b) 24, 30, and 32 c) 24, 28, and 32 d) 40, 70, and 90 e) 30, 40, and 63 f) 30, 35, and 38 g) 35, 40, and 42 h) 35, 40, and 70 process Expectation Organizing data Extension Prime factorizations can make it easier to list all the factors of a number. For example, if 30 = 2 3 5, then we can list all the factors of 30 by listing the prime factors separately (one at a time) and then listing all the possible products of the factors (two at a time, three at a time, etc.), until we have used them all up. (Don t forget that is always a factor!) Here is the list for the factors of 30: is always a factor one at a time two at a time three at a time 2, 3, 5 2 3, 2 5, So, 2, 3, 5, 6, 0, 5, and 30 are all the factors of 30. List all the factors of a) 42 b) 05 c) 70 d) 770 Bonus 430 Sometimes a number has a prime factor occurring more than once, as in 2 = or 8 = When we list the factors for such numbers, some will occur twice. Here is the list for the factors of 2: is always a factor one at a time two at a time three at a time 2, 2, 3 2 2, 2 3, So the factors of 2 are, 2, 3, 4, 6, 2. (We don t have to list 2 and 6 twice.) List all factors by first finding a prime factorization. a) 8 b) 27 c) 75 d) 28 e) 35 f) 90 B-20 Teacher s Guide for Workbook 8.

21 NS8-6 Prime Factorizations and LCMs Pages 2 Curriculum Expectations Ontario: 8m, 8m5 WNCP: optional, [R] Goals Students will learn how to find the lowest common multiple (LCM) from the prime factorizations of two or more numbers. PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Vocabulary prime factorization multiple lowest common multiple (LCM) Can find factors and prime factorizations Using prime factorizations to find the LCM of two numbers. See the Workbook Investigation and Questions -3. EXTRA PRACTICE for Workbook Question 4: a) 45 = and 70 = ( = 630) b) 35 = 5 7 and 56 = ( = 280) Bonus 38 = 2 9 and 44 = 2 2 (2 2 9 = 836) EXTRA PRACTICE for Workbook Question 5: a) 84 and 08 b) 24 and 36 c) 24 and 60 SAMPLE ANSWER: a) 84 = = So LCM = = 756 Bonus Use prime factorizations to find the LCM of three numbers. a) 24, 30 and 32 b 40, 56, and 40 c) 20, 35, and 36 d) 35, 36, and 42 e) 24, 25, and 55 SAMPLE ANSWER: a) 24 = = = So LCM = = 480 ACTIVITY The Pool Factor (This activity adapted from work originally by Rich Cornwall.) Look at a rectangular grid as a pool table with 4 corner pockets, but no side pockets. If you hit a pool ball at a 45 angle from the bottom left corner, the ball will travel around the grid, always bouncing off walls at a 45 angle, until it falls into a pocket. Number Sense 8-6 B-2

22 a) Count the number of times the ball hits a side wall on its trip. Count both the starting and ending points as hits. b) Count the number of squares the ball passes through on its trip. For the 6 4 grid, there are 5 hits and the ball passes through 2 squares. FINISH START Complete the following chart by drawing pool tables of different dimensions (base height) on grid paper and drawing the path of a pool ball hit at a 45 angle from the bottom left corner. process Expectation Looking for a pattern Base Height GCF LCM Number of Hits Predict a rule for determining a) the number of hits b) the number of squares passed through # of Squares Passed Through B-22 Teacher s Guide for Workbook 8.

23 from the base and the height. Using b for base and h for height, express your answers in terms of variables. Check your predictions with 5 other examples of base and height. ANSWERS: a) (b + h)/gcf b) LCM Extensions. Multiply two even numbers. How do you know that 4 is always a factor of the product? 2. What is the least number with factors 4, 30, and 28? 3. Ask students to look back at their work in the Activity above. Have them look at all the grids with base 7. ASK: In which corner does the ball land when the height is an odd number: top left, top right, bottom left, or bottom right? Where does the ball land when the height is even? Have students draw more grids with base 7 and GCF, and look for a pattern. Then ASK: What kind of number is 7, odd or even? Have students look at all the grids with odd bases and GCF. (They can draw more such grids too.) Does the pattern hold? Now have students look for patterns when the base is even. In general: b odd h even b odd h odd b even h even b even h odd Note that the base and height cannot both be even if their GCF if, so the ball never lands in the bottom left corner, where it started. Number Sense 8-6 B-23

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