Module 2 - Math 4A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will learn to factor. They will learn about prime numbers, common multiples, and composite numbers. Students will learn to identify basic patterns and learn about arithmetic number patterns. They will learn about T-charts, place value and estimation, and multiplying 10 and 100.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Factoring pen or pencil;
2 Prime Numbers pen or pencil;
3 Common Multiples pen or pencil;
4 Composite Numbers pen or pencil;
5 Basic Patterns pen or pencil;
6 Arithmetic Number Patterns pen or pencil;
7 T-Charts pen or pencil;
8 Rounding pen or pencil;
9 Estimating pen or pencil;
10 Place Value pen or pencil;
11 Multiplying by 10 and 100 pen or pencil;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Factoring
  1. Find factors of whole numbers.
2 Prime Numbers
  1. Use factoring rules to classify numbers as prime and justify answer.
3 Common Multiples
  1. Find multiples of whole numbers.
  2. Find the least common multiple between two numbers.
4 Composite Numbers
  1. Use factoring rules to classify numbers as composite, and justify answers.
5 Basic Patterns
  1. Identify attributes that determine a pattern.
6 Arithmetic Number Patterns
  1. Identify number patterns.
7 T-Charts
  1. Use a T-chart to identify number patterns.
8 Rounding
  1. Round numbers to the nearest tens and hundreds place.
9 Estimating
  1. Use rounding to make estimates.
10 Place Value
  1. Identify place value in multi-digit whole numbers.
11 Multiplying by 10 and 100
  1. Multiply by 10 and 100.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
divisibility rules
prime numbers
composite numbers
common multiples
least common multiple
prime factorization
factor tree
arithmetic number pattern
function rule
place value
number line
front-end estimation
compatible numbers
multiplication facts

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Factoring 7 Finding Factors Practice
2 Prime Numbers 5 Name That Prime Practice
3 Common Multiples 3 Finding Multiples Practice
4 Composite Numbers 5 Factor Tree Worksheet
7 T-Charts 7 T-Charts Practice
8 Rounding 7 Rounding to Tens and Hundreds Worksheet
9 Estimating 5 Estimating Through Rounding Worksheet
10 Place Value 10 Place Value Practice

Learning Coach Notes:


Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
  1. What are the Divisibility Rules?
  2. What is factoring?
  3. What are factors?
  4. How do you find factors?
Prime Numbers
  1. What is a prime number?
Common Multiples
  1. What is a multiple?
Composite Numbers
  1. What is a composite number?
  2. What is prime factoring?
Basic Patterns
  1. What is a pattern?
Arithmetic Number Patterns
  1. How can you identify number patterns?
  2. What are the rules to finding number patterns?
  1. What is a T-Chart?
  2. What information can you gather from a T-Chart?
  1. What is rounding?
  1. What does it mean to estimate?
Place Value
  1. What is Place Value?
Multiplying by 10 and 100
  1. What does multiplying by 10 and 100 do to place value?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Factoring Factor Numbers
  1. What is factoring?
  2. What are the steps shown to factor numbers?
Prime Numbers Investigating Prime Numbers
  1. What are prime numbers?
  2. How can you find a prime number?
Prime Numbers Prime and Composite Numbers
  1. What is the difference between prime and composite numbers?
Common Multiples Factors and Multiples
  1. What is a multiple?
  2. What is a factor?
  3. What is a composite number?
Common Multiples Multiples and Least Common Multiples
  1. How do you find the multiple of a number?
  2. How do you find the Least Common Multiple?
Composite Numbers Prime and Composite Numbers
  1. What is a prime number?
  2. What is a composite number?
  3. How can you tell the difference between a prime and composite number?
Composite Numbers Use Tiles to Show Prime and Composite Numbers
  1. Describe how tiles are used to show prime and composite numbers.
Basic Patterns Basic Patterns
  1. What is a pattern?
  2. What is an attribute?
  3. What types of patterns are there?
Arithmetic Number Patterns Find a Pattern
  1. What are ways you can find a pattern in a series of numbers?
T-Charts Find a Function Rule Using a T-table
  1. How is a T-chart used to help find the rule of a number pattern?
  2. What was the output rule on the T-table shown in the video?
Rounding Rules for Rounding
  1. What are the rules of rounding?
Rounding Round to Nearest Ten and Hundred
  1. What rules for rounding are used in this video lesson?
Estimating Estimating Computations
  1. How can estimating help us avoid problems?
Estimating Estimate Products
  1. What are the two methods shown to estimate products?
Place Value Place Value
  1. Describe how place value is used in this video.
Place Value Place Value Through Millions
  1. What is the standard form of a number?
  2. What is the word form of a number?
  3. What is the expanded form of a number?
  4. What do all of these forms have to do with place value?
Multiplying by 10 and 100 Maths Mansion
  1. What are the math challenges the children have to do in this video?
Multiplying by 10 and 100 Multiply Multiples of 10 and 100
  1. How does using patterns of zeros help you multiply by 10 and 100?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 You Can Count on Monsters Richard Evan Schwartz
2 A-B-A-B-A―a Book of Pattern Play Brian P. Cleary
3 Coyotes All Around Stuart J. Murphy
4 Greater Estimations Bruce Goldstone 710L
5 Zero: Is It Something? Is It Nothing? Claudia Zaslavsky

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing