Reflection: Joy Greatest Common Factor - Section 1: Do Now

 

My students enjoy when I start off a lesson with something that seems completely unrelated to math.  It catches them off guard and relaxes those students who are lower level math students that dread math class.  It's also a great opportunity to build excitement and to encourage students to work together.

By the time I began the mini-lesson students were focused and ready to discover the Do Now activity's connection to math.

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Greatest Common Factor

Unit 4: Factors and Multiples
Lesson 3 of 10

Objective: SWBAT find GCF of 2 or more numbers.

Big Idea: Students find what they have in common and what numbers have in common.

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