Learn the prime numbers with movement!
Learning to identify factors and multiples in 4th grade can be challenging. Sometimes it is difficult to keep all those numbers straight in their heads. Help 4th graders learn to identify a prime number from a composite number with movement-based activities. Practicing factors can be active, energetic, and fun with our Prime Number Hop!
The Prime Number Hop floor mat lists all the prime numbers from two to thirty-one. Each block on the mat includes a numeral, dots depicting the number’s quantity, and the number word. Students will be able to recall that the only two factors of a prime number are one and itself. The visuals on the mat will help with this.
Kinesthetic activities will make identifying prime and composite numbers fun! Additionally, physical activity will boost students’ comprehension and improve their memory retention! 4th graders will learn to distinguish prime and composite numbers by moving on the Prime Number Hop. Activities can include stepping, jumping, skipping, and tracing.
Furthermore, they’ll have a greater understanding of factors and multiples after practice with this mat. Identify the smallest prime number. Find the prime factorization of a number. Recognize factor pairs, create factor trees, and discover the greatest common factors.
Create an interactive learning environment with fun prime numbers activities today! Your students will be excited about factors practice.
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl material, making them easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years.
Dimensions: 30 x 115 inches
Includes: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31
Check out our material FAQ page for more information and instructions on caring for your floor mat.
Sample Activity: Make Groups
- Have students place the corresponding number of objects onto each square on the mat. (Pennies, popsicle sticks, or paper clips work well.)
- Then, challenge the students to make that number of objects into equal groups of any number.
- After a few tries, discuss why it isn’t possible. These numbers are prime!