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Prime Time Final Project

Due Date: February 1419, 2003

At the beginning of this unit, you chose your special number between 10 and 100 and wrote numerous things about it in the CoWeb. As you worked through the investigations, you used the concepts you learned to write new things about your number.

Now it is time for you to show off your special number. Write a story, compose a poem, create a series of drawings, or find some other way to highlight your number. I will use your project to determine how well you understand the concepts in this unit, so be sure to include all of the things you learned while working through the investigations. You may want to start by looking back through your journal to find the things you wrote after each investigation and during the homework.

I expect you to use the vocabulary and concepts from the unit to show everything that you know about your special number and about what you have learned. Use the vocabulary in such a way that the meaning is obvious. You should use approximately three-quarters of the terms given on the vocabulary sheet from class.

The ultimate location for your project is on the Internet so that you may share it with others. You will create a web page, or pages, to highlight your number. You may draw pictures and we will set up a time where I can help you scan them into the computer so that you may use them on your web pages.

You may turn in your project as a hard copy no larger than letter size or, if it is electronic, use the digital drop box in Blackboard (select "tools" on the left, then digital drop box). However, if you are doing it electronically, it must be turned in prior to class.


We will use FrontPage 2000 to create the web pages. However, when you write your project, you must do it in Microsoft Word and either have it on your U: drive or bring it on a diskette. If you use special effects in Word, Iíll help you move them to the web, but it will most likely take place out of class.

You may create an electronic project or paper project. If your project requires a presentation, see me to arrange the time.


The scoring rubric I will use is below; the final part of your project is for you to assess your project using the rubric. Your assessment should be about one paragraph long and explain why you gave yourself the score you did. This will be on a separate sheet that you turn in to me. Make sure that your project reflects the amount of time you were supposed to work on the project instead of regular homework. I have also given you the scoring sheet that I will use to check for all components.

You will have homework time for this project and you will have some class time. Your results should reflect the amount of time you have available.

Although your creativity will help support your project, the mathematical ideas you express in your project are paramount. You may want to go to the library or Internet and use resources from those. Make sure you cite your sources!


  • abundant number

  • common factor

  • common multiple

  • composite number

  • deficient number

  • dimensions

  • divisor

  • even number

  • factor

  • Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic

  • multiple

  • near-perfect numbers

  • odd number

  • perfect number

  • prime factorization

  • prime number

  • proper factors

  • relatively prime numbers

  • square number

  • Venn diagram

For your Special Number:

  • Tells why chosen.
  • Connection to life. A(8+) B(4-7) C(1-3) D(0)
  • Includes prime factorization.
  • Includes proper factors and factors.
  • Tells number of or shows factor pairs.
  • Tells at least two multiples.
  • Tells square or square root.
  • Includes GCF with other number.
  • Includes LCM other number.
  • Tells whether odd or even.
  • Tells whether prime or composite.
  • Tells whether abundant, deficient, perfect, near perfect.
  • Relates to Factor or Product Game
  • Relates to Locker Problem

Additional information for demonstrating understanding of Prime Time unit:

  • Tells how to find common factors for two numbers.
  • Tells how to find common multiples of two numbers.
  • Shows understanding of how common multiples are useful.
  • Shows understanding of how common factors are useful.
  • Explains use(s) of Prime Factorization

Writing Mechanics

  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Sentence Structure
  • Citations
  • Web Page instructions followed


I will score your work on a 4 point scale:

4+  Exemplary Response

  • Complete with clear, coherent explanations
  • Shows understanding of the mathematical concepts and procedures
  • Satisfies all essential conditions of the problem and goes beyond what is asked for in some unique way.

4    Complete Response

  • Complete with clear, coherent explanations
  • Shows understanding of the mathematical concepts and procedures
  • Satisfies all essential conditions of the problem

3    Reasonably Complete Response

  • Reasonably complete; may lack detail in explanations
  • Shows understanding of most of the mathematical concepts and procedures
  • Satisfies most of the essential conditions of the problem

2    Partial Response

  • Gives response; explanation may be unclear or lack detail
  • Shows some understanding of the mathematical concepts and procedures
  • Satisfies some essential conditions of the problem

1    Inadequate Response

  • Incomplete; explanation is insufficient or not understandable
  • Shows little understanding of the mathematical concepts and procedures
  • Fails to address essential conditions of the problem

0    No Attempt

  • Irrelevant response
  • Does not attempt a solution
  • Does not address conditions of the problem

    Late projects will lose one point for each class period late.

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