Using Prime and Square Numbers  How Old Am I?
Lesson idea. A problem solving activity, which can be used as a lesson starter.
Teaching approach. This short activity offers opportunity for pupils to engage in mathematical thinking^{(ta)} and higher order^{(ta)} problem solving/reasoning^{(ta)}. They should be able to make links between different areas of mathematics and explore their ideas in whole class^{(ta)} discussion^{(ta)} and questioning^{(ta)}. ^{(edit)}
Resource details  
Title  Using Prime and Square Numbers  How Old Am I? 
Topic  [[Topics/Consecutive SumsConsecutive Sums]] 
Teaching approach  [[Teaching Approaches/Higher orderHigher order]], [[Teaching Approaches/QuestioningQuestioning]], [[Teaching Approaches/Whole classWhole class]], [[Teaching Approaches/Mathematical thinkingMathematical thinking]], [[Teaching Approaches/ReasoningReasoning]], [[Teaching Approaches/DiscussionDiscussion]] 
Learning Objectives  Using prime and square numbers to solve a problem. 
Subject  [[Resources/MathsMaths]] 
Age of students / grade  [[Resources/SecondarySecondary]], [[Resources/KS4KS4]], [[Resources/KS3KS3]]

Files and resources to view and download  See the lesson document in WikiText or download it here Using_Prime_and_Square_Numbers.doc ^{(info)} 
Acknowledgement  This resource was adapted from resources contributed by Mark Dawes 
License  This resource was adapted from resources contributed by Mark Dawes 