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How to teach perfect numbers to 6 graders?

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From: Marielouise (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Jun 29, 2000 at 21:45:00
Subject: Re: How to teach perfect numbers to 6 graders?

Hi,

There is a site for perfect numbers at the Ask Dr. Math site:

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.perfect.html

There is also a site for all types of numbers:  abundant, amicable, etc.  at

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.number.glossary.html

The difficulty in teaching perfect numbers to sixth graders is that there are
not too many perfect numbers less than 500:  only three 6, 28, and I think
496!  You might find more materials at the second site.  Perfect numbers are
related to divisibility and factors so the topic is appropriate for the age
level.

 -Marielouise, for the Teacher2Teacher service

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