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Mathematical Roots/Math Roots
Mathematical Roots: Get Primed to the Basic Building Blocks of Numbers

Christiana Robbins; Thomasenia Adams 

September 2007, Volume 13, Issue 2, Page 122


An activity about prime numbers focused on teaching Connections/Applications by taking a look at some of the characteristics of selected prime numbers. Mathematical Roots are hands-on, open-ended activities that encourage problem solving, reasoning, communication, and mathematical connections. Mathematical Roots is a regular feature of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School and highlights activities that develop conceptual understanding of mathematics topics.  

Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Connections / Applications
Lesson Plans
Prime Numbers