# Divisibility Rules!

### Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child learn divisibility rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10.

Number Facts, Stage 7-8.

### What you need:

• Vehicle license plates. Play this game while you are traveling in the car.

### What to do:

• Each time you are out in the car look for car license plates that are divisible by 2.
• As players find numbers that can be divided by 2 with no remainder they call them out.
• If you like you can keep a track of the score, with players receiving one point for each correct answer.
• Once your child is confident finding numbers divisible by 2, move on to look for numbers divisible by 3, 4, 5, or 10.

### Extension:

• Look for numbers divisible by both 2 and 3.
• Look for numbers divisible by both 3 and 5.
• Look for numbers divisible by both 3 and 4.

Rules for Divisibility:

A number is divisible by 2 if the last digit is an even number.

A number is divisible by 3 if the sum of the digits is divisible by 3.

A number is divisible by 4 if the number formed by the last two digits is divisible by 4.

A number is divisible by 5 if the last digit is either 0 or 5.

A number is divisible by 10 if the last digit is 0.

### Related Māori vocab:

 car number plate tau tohu motukā divide whakawehe (-a) last digit mati whakamutunga