# Prime Climb

Learning through play motivates students to learn math. No more math anxiety. Fun and games is the logical way to FIX the math education crisis.

• This site is created by Priscilla Allan to support my classroom teaching.
• My 2019 aim is for year 9 & 10 students to play Prime Climb weekly.
• Classroom teaching includes Prime Climb images to help scaffold students' learning.
• Using these resources without playing Prime Climb is not the intention.
• Prime Climb is available as a PDF & a board game.

Prime Climb Subpages: Teaching through the Prime Climb Theme. Creating a shared 'culture of the classroom' to scaffold deep mathematical and statistical learning.

# Composite Numbers

### Composite numbers have more than two factors. In prime climb we can clearly see the prime factorization of composite numbers. For example 20 = 2x2x5 (Orange, Orange, Blue).

Transum Factor Trees

# Can you create a mathematical game?

### First discover what students are struggling with. Then learn why Prime Climb is awesome. Next start brain storming and trial some ideas.

Does prime climb induce group mathematical flow?

The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. Optimal experiences are thus something we make happen. (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

What are you learning when you play prime climb?

### How about a pack of cards with Prime Climb Equivalent fractions - we could play SNAP!

• Variables could also be used!

Card Game brainstorm:

• Card game
• Prime number cards
• Algebra cards
• Composite number cards
• Operation and equals cards are available to be used when required.
• These could be a different sized card. Smaller.
• Aim of the game
• To create equations which earn points.
• The person with the most points wins.
• The game ends when all the cards are used or unable to be used.
• Playing
• Each player starts with 5 cards which could be primes, composite or algebra cards.
• Turn
• Take a card from the pack and place it in your hand.
• If you can form an equation then place it infront of you.
• If you have less than 5 cards restock your hand.

Thoughts: This could also be played like scrabble, using the same set of cards.