Abundant Numbers

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So, I have another interview coming up! Yayy. Time to start the audition process of ‘informal’ visit, short lesson and interview.

 

One idea that’s formulating in my mind for the lesson is a concept called ‘Abundant Numbers’. It would be for a class of Year 6 mixed ability children. An abundant number is a number which is less than the sum of it’s factors (excluding itself from the sum). This activity will be able to foster mathematical discussion between the children and hopefully spark curiosity. As groups the task would be to find as many abundant numbers as they can, with children who would struggle being given a set of numbers to investigate.

 

It’s just an idea so far – hoping I can develop this into an effective 20 minute session which will land me a job – or at least a good impression for the interview!

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