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Mathematics / Year 6 / Number and Algebra / Number and place value

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify and describe properties of prime, composite, square and triangular numbers (ACMNA122)

Elaborations
  • understanding that some numbers have special properties and that these properties can be used to solve problems
  • representing composite numbers as a product of their prime factors and using this form to simplify calculations by cancelling common primes
  • understanding that if a number is divisible by a composite number then it is also divisible by the prime factors of that number (for example 216 is divisible by 8 because the number represented by the last three digits is divisible by 8, and hence 216 is also divisible by 2 and 4)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Triangular numbers,  Composite numbers,  Perfect squares,  Prime numbers

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