Age: 11-13

Students will use bean bag tossing to explore modular arithmetic. Writes mathematician Amanda Serenevy in Inspiring Mathematics, modular arithmetic “results from arranging numbers in circles instead of on a number line. Students make and prove conjectures about patterns relating to factors and remainders… students will gain a deeper understanding of factors, multiples, and the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic… Modular Arithmetic is an important topic in number theory and is also useful in computer programming.”

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