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Sep02

What is Factorial Decomposition?

What is Factorial Decomposition?

In today’s post we are going to answer the question, what is factorial decomposition? I hope that by the end of the post you’ll have it crystal clear. Definition of Factorial Decomposition We are going to start by remembering what a ”factor” is in mathematics. A factor is every number that is multiplied by another. […]

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Dec24

Some Prime Number Curiosities

Some Prime Number Curiosities

For this entry, we are going to learn some surprising facts about prime numbers. We would recommend reading our post about prime and composite numbers first, to refresh your knowledge about these numbers. Are you ready to move on? Perfect! I’m sure that you know it is possible to write some numbers as products of others, […]

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Feb02

Prime Numbers: Activities with Smartick

Prime Numbers: Activities with Smartick

In previous posts we’ve learned about prime numbers and composite numbers. Today we’re going to look at different sequenced activities involving prime numbers that Smartick students work on. We’ve included examples of different types and levels, from identifying whether a number is prime or composite to finding the least common multiple and highest common factor through prime factor […]

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Jul27

Mental Math: Multiplying by 11

In this post, we are going to learn a mental math strategy for multiplying by 11 using a simple method. Mental Math Strategy 1: Multiplying a 2-digit number by 11 It’s only a matter of adding the number’s two digits and then putting the result in between the two numbers. Let’s take a look at some […]

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