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# Prime Climb Color Chart

Our first board game, Prime Climb, is a mathematical powerhouse. You can get the game on Amazon, or check other options. The good news is, there’s plenty of ways to use the factorized color-coding of the game.

Show the Prime Climb chart up to 20. Ask students what they notice, and any conjectures for how the coloring works.

Optional: Extend to the chart to 60. Do their initial conjectures hold? What changes would they make?

After that initial discussion, hand out the blank chart to 100 and challenge students to color in the next row. How far can they go?

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Find more ideas for using Prime Climb inspired lessons in the classroom here.

Check out these descriptions of using the Prime Climb color chart from mathforsuccess.org, Rounds 1, 2, and 3. There’s also a beautiful description of using the Prime Climb number images at the Doing Maths blog here.

### Lesson Notes

1. Laura Marks

How can I print out the board that is not colored? Love how you progressed from board one to board three.

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Dan

There should be an option to download by clicking the small button on the top right button of the image of the uncolored board.

2. dorothy

I like the progression of the lesson. I’m wondering about the decision to include the larger prime numbers at least in the pattern lesson i.e., 19 for 57 when players can figure them out by dividing by the smaller prime number (green, 3). I haven’t seen directions for the board game so I assume that having the larger prime numbers gives access to players at different skill levels.