Thursday, September 3, 2015
Again this was produced on a drawing application on my computer. I wanted to put something in each petal to indicate the number of times 5 was multiplied but I couldn't figure it out.
Perhaps students could create the flowers to help them identify the lowest common multiple when finding common denominators. Ohhhh, they could create a set of flowers for the most common numbers to keep in their binders as a resource if they have trouble remembering their multiplication tables.
Too many of my pre-algebra students struggle when asked to find LCM's while working with fractions. I think I'll spend a day or two having them create flowers when its time to do LCM's for fractions.