Instructional Activity# Prizes on Grand Opening Day

Lesson 17. Unit 7. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources15 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 17, Unit 7, Grade 6. In this activity, students continue to explore common multiples in context. Prizes are being given away to every 5th, 9th, and 15th customer. Students list the multiples of each number when determining which customers get prizes and when customers get more than one prize. Customers who get more than one prize represent pairwise least common multiples. It is also true that the first customer who gets all 3 prizes represents the least common multiple of all three numbers, but this idea goes beyond the standards being addressed, and there aren't enough customers for this to happen.