## Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Prime, Composite and Square Numbers - Section 4: Homework

They really had trouble transferring this assignment to thinking...and not just guessing. I had instructed them to write their factor pairs on a separate sheet of paper. When the papers were turned in, they had listed just prime or composite. When I checked their records, most did poorly.

I will have them repeat it and show them that they need to list factor pairs for all of the numbers they don't know for sure are prime or composite. That way, I am assured they are working and thinking.

Technology is great, but it bears so many different impressions on kids. They haven't quite transferred the idea that they still have to write and think with IXL. They still have it functioning in their minds like a game.  I have learned that if I assign an IXL lesson again of this nature, where there is multiple choice, I will demand to see the work before it goes home for homework.

* As time progressed, I assigned IXL A.5 over and over. In this fourth month of instruction, the class has the skill 95% mastered. Practice makes perfect. I wish I could screen shot and show you the mastery levels but it shows confidential information. I highly recommend this website and program. It is not everything, by any means, but it really helps build skills and concepts, and keeps good record of progress!

My Mistake...Technology reality check.
Adjustments to Practice: My Mistake...Technology reality check.

# Prime, Composite and Square Numbers

Unit 4: Concepts of Multiplication
Lesson 7 of 12

## Big Idea: Students learn how to think about whole numbers from 1-100 as being prime, composite or square numbers.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Prime &Composite, square numbers, factor pairs, multiplication, Operations
30 minutes

### Mary Ellen Kanthack

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