Education Technology

Number Curiosities App

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This App illustrates and animates interesting facts about numbers 0 through 25. Students investigate factorization, geometric characteristics, and both mathematical and real-world interesting facts related to that number.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Select NumCurio App
  • Type a whole number from 0 through 25
  • FAC option shows the number?s prime factorization and tells if it is prime or composite
  • GEOM option shows a geometric representation of the number and tells how it is connected to a geometric figure (e.g. square, triangular, and hexagonal numbers)
  • NUM option provides one or more interesting number patterns
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  • WOW option provides other interesting facts about the number, including real-world connections to the number
  • After the Activity

  • Discuss difficult concepts