Using Prime and Square Numbers - How Old Am I?

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Last year I was square, but this year I am in my prime. How old am I?

Lesson idea. A problem solving activity, which can be used as a lesson starter.

Teaching approach. This short activity offers opportunity for pupils to engage in mathematical thinking(ta) and higher order(ta) problem solving/reasoning(ta). They should be able to make links between different areas of mathematics and explore their ideas in whole class(ta) discussion(ta) and questioning(ta). (edit)

Resource details
Title Using Prime and Square Numbers - How Old Am I?
Topic Consecutive Sums
Teaching approach
Learning Objectives

Using prime and square numbers to solve a problem.

Subject
Age of students / grade

KS4,  KS3,  Secondary



Files and resources to view and download

See the lesson document in WikiText or download it here Using_Prime_and_Square_Numbers.doc (info)

Acknowledgement

This resource was adapted from resources contributed by Mark Dawes

License

This resource was adapted from resources contributed by Mark Dawes