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Investigating LCM and GCF Using Rods

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Author:Margo Lynn Mankus
Description: The objective of the lesson plan Investigating LCM and GCF Using Rods is to look at the Least Common Multiple (LCM) and Greatest Common Factor (GCF) from "hands-on" pattern-building to using set theory. With teachers as the intended audience, the activity relates the use of manipulatives with the more formal use of sets in number theory.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Division, Multiplication, Patterns/Relationships, Set Theory
Math Ed Topics: Manipulatives, Specific Math Concepts/Techniques

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