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**MATH IN THE PARSHA
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**By Rabbi Benyomin Hoffman PRODUCED BY: HEIMISHHOUSE.COM
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In memory of: Ephraim ben Avrohom (Fred Hoffman) Chaya bas Avrohom (Irene Hoffman)

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activity center as an enrichment tool.

MATH IN THE Parsha

Math concepts with the Parsha are designed to offer the student a challenging new approach toward thinking about the weekly Parsha. Hebrew math problems are designed to offer the student a unique means of understanding the weekly Torah Parsha, plus challenging questions. Answer key and additional information provided on a separate page. drawing on the information provided. Excitement generated by the additional math information within and outside of the Torah, requiring thought and review.

Purpose: Students will solve each parsha math questions using analytical and problem-solving skills, Grade Level: Middle and High School grades (sixth through twelfth grades) Variation: Can be utilized as part of a weekly fun packet. Further usage suggested as part of

Table of Contents

Bereshis Time 11 Generations of Dispersion Bris Bein HaBasarim Forty Times Twelve Lech Lecha Math VaYeira Math Life of Sarah Yaacov by Yeshivah of Ever Years Avos Together VaYishlach Number – 220 Sale of Yosef – K’sones Pasim Years in Prison 12 vs. 22 70 Went Down to Egypt Pages 3-4 5-6 7-8 9 10 11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18 19-20 21-22 23

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5.6. F(irst) + L(ast) / (divided by) 2 (F+L)/2 2.blogspot.5 2. (F+L)/2 * I 50.34 24 PATTERNS IN TIME בראשית ברא א-להים את השמים ואת הארץ One interpretation of the word בראשיתis the G-d created the world with wisdom חכמה ( )ה' בחכמה יסד ארץ כונן שמים בתבונה )משלי ג.050 Determine the Following: 1. F+L/2 Add 4 plus 8 (12) and divide by 2 = 6 2. Determine the average value of the numbers by adding the first and last number in the sequence together and then divide by 2. Total number of Integers =5 3.com . Sum of all the integers from 1 through 73 (F+L)/2 * I ____________ ____________ ____________ 73 is the smallest number (besides 1) which is one less than twice its reverse (2 X 37 = 74) www. Determine the actual number of consecutive numbers (integers) I(ntegers) 3. Numeric value of the word חכמה 3. (F+L)/2 Add 1 plus 100 (101) and divide by 2 = 50. Multiply the answer from step one times the answer from step 2 (F+L)/2*I Simple example: sum of 4. Numeric value of the first verse of the Torah (Hebrew above) 2.8 1. יטalso 7 words mentioning earth and heaven) Math Formula: One can quickly add a consecutive series of numbers using a simple formula 1.parshaforkids.5 X 100 = 5. Total number of Integers = 100 3.M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T VaYechi .7. (F+L)/2 * I 6 X 5 = 30 Example: sum of all integers from 1 to 100 1.

parshaforkids. Numeric value of the first verse of the Torah (Hebrew above) בראשית ברא א-להים את השמים ואת הארץ 299 407 395 = 2.com . Sum of all the integers from 1 through 73 (F+L)/2 * I (1+73) = 74 74/2 = 37 37 * 73 = 401 86 203 913 2701 73 2701 73 is the smallest number (besides 1) which is one less than twice its reverse 37 is the reverse of 73 Twice 37 equals 74 74 is one more than 73 www.blogspot.M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T Age group – 12 years and up Objective of this lesson: Appreciate math in the Parsha ANSWER numeric Introduction to concepts ofSHEET values of letters 1. Numeric value of the word חכמה 3.

M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T 11 GENERATIONS OF THE DISPERSION OF MANKIND (FROM NOACH TO AVRAHAM) All 11 individuals were alive at the time of the Dispersion (Tower of Bavel) in the year 1996 (after Creation) 1. in the chart below 2. What year did the Flood begin? 4. How old was Avram when Noach died? Birth Year Since Creation 1058 1558 A R P A C H S H A D 1658 S H E L A H 1693 1723 P E L E G 1757 R E U 1787 1819 N A C H O R 1849 T E R A C H 1878 A V R A H A M N O A C H S H E M E B E R S E R U G 1948 940 950 600 438 433 464 239 239 230 148 205 175 Age in 1996 Total Years Lived www.parshaforkids.blogspot. Which person died in that year (his name indicated this event)? 3.com . Complete their age in the year 1996.

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parshaforkids. What year did the Flood begin? How old was Avram when Noach died? 56 www. Which person died in that year (his name indicated this event)? 3. in the chart below Noach Shem Apachshad Shelah Ever Peleg Reu Serug Nachor Terach Avram Peleg 1656 4. Complete their age in the year 1996.M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T Answer Sheet All 11 individuals were alive at the time of the Dispersion (Tower of Bavel) in the year 1996 1.blogspot. 940 438 338 303 273 239 209 177 147 118 48 ()פלג 2.com .

Rashi said this began with the birth of Yitzchak. How old was he at this time? 4. Avram was told the Jews would be 400 years in a strange land. which we count from the Covenant Between the Parts. Avram was told he would have a male child a year later when visited by the angels three days after his circumcision. The Covenant Between the Parts occurred after more than half of this Parsha.M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T Bris Bein HaBasarim Covenant Between the Parts Answer the following questions. How old was Avram when he had his circumcision at the end of this week’s Parsha? 3.parshaforkids.com . Another place in the Torah says we were 430 years in a strange land. At the beginning of the Parsha.blogspot. How old was Avram when Yitzchak was born? 2. Avram was told to leave Charan. using the chart below 1. How old was Avram when this event occurred? Event Avram leaves Charan Chapter 12 Famine and Avram goes to Egypt Lot goes to Sodom Chapter 13 Avram fights 4 Kings after they defeat 5 Kings at the end of 14 years Chapter 14 Chapter 15 “after these things” – G-d’s Promises & the Covenant between the Parts Birth of Yishmael Avram’s Bris & the promise of a son one year later Birth of Yitzchak Death of Avrohom Yaacov & Tribes go down to Egypt Last of 12 sons dies and slavery begins Birth of Moshe Years Years Age of from to Avrohom Creation Exodus 2023 ??? ??? ??? 2034 2047 2048 2123 2238 2332 2368 ??? 86 99 ??? 175 430 414 401 400 325 210 רדו 116 80 www.

Avram was 99 at the time of the bris.M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T Exodus 2448 ANSWER SHEET Age group – 12 years and up Objective of this lesson: Appreciate math in the Parsha ANSWER life & activities of the Avos Introduction to concepts of theSHEET 0 1. The 400 years started with the birth of Yitzchak. Avram was 70 years old at the time of the Covenant Between the Parts.com . The Covenant Between the Parts occurred 30 years earlier. Avram was 100 years old at the birth of Yitzchak 2. when the angels told him that Yitzchak was to be born the next year 3.blogspot.parshaforkids. www. Avram was 75 years old when told to leave Charan 4.

M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T 2488 .START OF FIRST BAIS HAMIKDASH -2448 – EXODUS FROM EGYPT = _____ 3408 .GEONIC ERA BEGINS -3888 .RISHONIM ERA BEGINS -4368 .parshaforkids.BAR KOCHBA CAPTURES YERUSHALIM -3408 .START OF SECOND BAIS HAMIKDASH = _____ 4368 .RISHONIM ERA BEGINS = _____ www.START OF SECOND BAIS HAMIKDASH -2928 – START OF FIRST BAIS HAMIKDASH = _____ ??? = 40 (considered a generation – Tehillim 95:10) X 12 (significant number – tribes. constellations) 3888 .ACHRONIM ERA BEGINS -4848 .BAR KOCHBA REVOLT = _____ 4848 .GEONIC ERA BEGINS = _____ 5328 .com .B’NAI YISRAEL ENTERED ERETZ YISRAEL -2018 .blogspot.COVENANT BETWEEN THE PARTS = _____ 2928 .

כט( אין כאל ישרון" )דברים לג. כט “Who is like you.ב( בגמט' )107( אלו מיכאל גבריאל ורפאל ")למועד")יח. טז( ס"ת מיל ששיעור מיל הלך עמהכם לשלחם דשיעור לויה מיל For he will command his children " אשר יצוה את בניו" )יח.מ זה גמט' של מיכאל היה www.ה. which usually make up a phrase from the Tanach or an idiom of the Sages.ב. a nation whose salvation is in G-d” and “Yeshurun. whereby the syllables or letters that make up a word are taken as separate units that refer to whole words. יא ")מי כמוך עם נושע בה'" )דברים לג.M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T VaYeira Math Gematria: Every Hebrew letter has a numerical equivalent called its gematria.א( בגמט' )383( לבקר בחולה " )יושב פתח האהל" )יח.com .נ. G-d” ")מי כמכה באלם ה'" )שמות טו. ”על פני סדום )יח. יח “Who is like Havayah our G-d”")מי כה' אלקנו" )תהילים קיג. and that similarity indicates a basis for an allusion. יד( בגמט' )051( בפסח )כשנולד יצחק Notrikon is a phonetic method. there is none like G-d” “Who is as powerful as You” ")מי א-ל כמוך" )מיכה ז. " וירא אליו ה' באלהי" )יח. מיכאל “Who is like You among the powerful.parshaforkids. יט( ס"ת תורה (121 = (ויקרא( אליו מלאך ה' מן השמים )כב.blogspot.א( בגמט') 748( להכניס האורחים ) 648 + 1 עם הכולל " והנה שלשה" )יח. Two words or phrases with the same gematria are seen as being related. The sum of the values of the letters of a word or a phrase is the gematria of that word or phrase. ה Sofei Teivos are the final letters of words in a phrase (either in their respective order or as an anagram) often spell out a word or phrase which may be used as the basis of an allusion. יא( גמט' של ס"ת )ו.

What are those ages? 2. The Gematria (numeric value of the letters) of the first word of the Parsha hints which period was most significant to the life of Sarah.blogspot. Which period is it? 4. Fill in the chart below for years of the special events in Sarah’s life (Hint: Avrohom was born in 1948) SARAH Year from Creation ?? ?? ?? ?? Event Birth of Sarah Sarah Married Birth of Yitzchak Death of Sarah 25 90 127 3.parshaforkids. her life consisted of the years prior to the birth of Yitzchak (90 years) and the years of her life together with Yitzchak (37 years) 1. Which two of the following words are connected to the concept above? אדם הבל רבקה לאה יחידה 5.M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T Life of Sarah. Bonus: At what age did Rivkah get married? (see end of last week’s Parsha) www. An important hint to the importance of the birth of Yitzchak ( )יצחקwas indicated in his name. The second letter indicates the age of Sarah at his birth the fourth letter indicates the age of Avrohom at this birth.com . First of the Mothers Sarah’s years are described in two ways: The Torah describes her life as 100 years and 20 years and 7 years The Zohar describes her life as 90 years and 37 years According to the Zohar.

Bonus: Who else “lived” 127 years (Medrosh)? NOTES FOR TEACHER OR PARENT Age group – 12 years and up Objective of this lesson: Appreciate math in the Parsha Introduction to concepts within Judaism of words and their numeric values ANSWER SHEET 1.M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T 6. According to one Medrosh Avrohom recognized HaShem when he was 48 years www.com . Yitzchak was married at 40.parshaforkids. 2.ויהיוnumeric value totals 37 4.blogspot. Rivkah was three years old when she was married 6. 90 = יצחק צyears (Sarah) Year from Creation 1958 1973 2048 2085 100 = קyears (Avrohom) Event Birth of Sarah Sarah Married Birth of Yitzchak Death of Sarah SARAH 25 90 127 3. First word in the Parsha is . Avrohom also “lived” 127 years. Thus. הבלson of Adom and Chavah – numerical value 37 יחידהhighest level of the soul – numerical value 37 5. Rivkah was born when Sarah died.

Thus. appeared before Paroh. and 2 years of famine and then Yaacov came to Egpyt Years after appearing in Lavan’s house III. Identify the following using the chart below A.blogspot. Age of Yaacov when he left the house of Yitzchak and Rivkah E. after he recognized HaShem. Total number of years from when Yaacov came to Lavan until appeared before Paroh D. was released. Yaacov left the I. the last child born at the end of the period was Yosef Yosef was sold into slavery. worked for Potiphar. Years accounted for in the life of Yaacov by above methods until he was 130 F. 130 A 30 B C 137 74 home of Yitzchak and Rivkah and Eisav married the daughter of Yishmael. Years not accounted for in life of Yaacov In the Year 2238 Yaacov appeared before Paroh and stated he was 130 years old II. went to prison. In the year 2171. married Leah and Rochel. during the next 7 years he had 11 sons and one daughter. he “lived” 127 years.parshaforkids. Years from when Yaacov arrived in Lavan’s house until Yosef was born B. he was 74 when Yaacov was born www. Years from when Yosef was appointed 2nd in command in Egypt until Yaacov came to Egypt C. Yishmael died. since he was 14 years older than Yitzchak. and became second in command at the age of 30 Seven years of plenty.M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T old. His life had a total of 175 years.com . worked for seven years. Yaacov arrived at Lavan’s house. the sister of Nevayos Yishmael was 137 when he died.

com .blogspot.parshaforkids.M HN H PRH A I T E ASA T The age of Yaacov when he left his parent’s home (year that Yishmael died) IV D E F Years of Yaacov that where accounted in the above (C+D) Years of Yaacov that were not accounted in the above (130-E) F = Per Chaza”l the number of years that Yaacov spent in the Yeshivah of Ever www.

Age group – 12 years and up Objective of this lesson: Appreciate math in the Parsha Introduction to concepts of math in the years of our ancestors ANSWER SHEET A. Years from when Yaacov arrived in Lavan’s house until Yosef was born 14 years B. Years not accounted for in life of Yaacov 130 -116 = 14 years . Years accounted for in the life of Yaacov by above methods until he was 130 53 + 63 = 116 years F. Years from when Yosef was appointed 2nd in command in Egypt until Yaacov came to Egypt 9 years C. Total number of years from when Yaacov came to Lavan until appeared before Paroh 14 + 30 + 9 = 53 years D. Age of Yaacov when he left the house of Yitzchak and Rivkah 137 – 74 = 63 years E.

The Maggid and the Alter Rebbe were alive in this world together 2 4 . Yitzchak and Yaacov are listed in order כ"ד Decide which of the following concepts are from 15 or from 24: ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ Steps in the Bais HaMikdash from the Ezras HaNashim to Ezras Yisrael Number of “Books” in Tanach Waters of the Flood of Noach rose this number of Amos above the highest mountain top Number of hours that the Avos were involved in thoughts of heavenly matters Stages in the Hagadah and in the Divine Kindnesses of Dayainu Number of Gifts to the Cohanim Number of Mishmaros of Cohanim (serve a week in Bais HaMikdash) Years added to the life of Chizkiyahu HaMelek after doing Teshuvah Number of generations from the Golden Calf to the destruction of the First Bais HaMikdash Favors done by G-d to the Jews in Mitzraim (.י 1 5 Number of Years The Three Avos Were Together in this World Yaacov born in 2108 Avrohom died in year 2123 "ה Verses that Avrohom.)יחזקאל טז. ט-יג materials donated to the Mishkah by the Jews (in response) Number of times that the Cohanim are referred to as Leviim Years that the Baal Shem Tov.

)יחזקאל טז. The Maggid and the Alter Rebbe were alive in this world together . The Mitteler Rebbe and the Tzamech Tzedek were alive in this world together NOTES FOR TEACHER OR PARENT Age group – 12 years and up Objective of this lesson: Appreciate math in the Parsha Introduction to concepts within Judaism of words and their numeric values ANSWER SHEET ___15___ ___24___ ___15___ ___24___ ___15___ ___24___ ___24___ ___15___ ___15___ ___15___ ___24___ ___15___ Steps in the Bais HaMikdash from the Ezras HaNashim to Ezras Yisrael Number of “Books” in Tanach Waters of the Flood of Noach rose this number of Amos above the highest mountain top Number of hours that the Avos were involved in thoughts of heavenly matters Stages in the Hagadah and in the Divine Kindnesses of Dayainu Number of Gifts to the Cohanim Number of Mishmaros of Cohanim (serve a week in Bais HaMikdash) Years added to the life of Chizkiyahu HaMelek after doing Teshuvah Number of generations from the Golden Calf to the destruction of the First Bais HaMikdash Favors done by G-d to the Jews in Mitzraim (.________ Years that the Alter Rebbe. ט-יג materials donated to the Mishkah by the Jews (in response) Number of times that the Cohanim are referred to as Leviim Years that the Baal Shem Tov.

The Mitteler Rebbe and the Tzamech Tzedek were alive in this world together .___24___ Years that the Alter Rebbe.

14. and 110. 11. 284 is the sum of the gematria of ( רדףpursuer). Now. The Pythagoreans. we simply add the 4 we got from our formula to each of the numbers. ___________________________________________________________________________ _______ Ask someone to name any digit greater than 30. add 4 plus the remainder 1 (4 + 1 = 5). Likewise. 4. Namely. 5. each are equal to the sum of the proper divisors of the other (what?).. For those digits with the + sign. What you have to remember (or have somewhere secretly written) to do this trick is the following: 7 12+ 2 9 10 1 15+ 4 13+ 6 8 3 0 11 5 14+ What are the plus signs for? Read on. 71. 2. The proper divisors of 220 are 1. and 142 and they sum of those numbers are 220.VAYISHLACH NUMBER In Bereshis 32. so 'every' sum in the square gives you that digit. the proper divisors of 284 are 1. Add all those numbers and you'll get 284. Proper divisors are all the numbers that divide evenly into a number. you should have a full 4 x 4 “magic” square with the sum of 47 in each row and column 11 17 6 14 5 20 18 10 12 4 15 9 . Yaacov gives Eisau 220 goats ("two hundred she goats and twenty he goats") as a gesture of friendship. Remember those two numbers. There are ways to do it bigger. let's say someone says 47. those math lovin' dudes from ancient times.. 22. you have to use this little formula: (x-30) / 4 Plug 47 into the formula. What made it friendly? Well. to get the digits of our magic square. 284. has a close friend. the action of Eisav that Yaacov was attempting to counter. unlike most numbers. but I will leave that to find for yourself. Now back to the 4 x 4 grid above So now. 55. After doing that. 220. So we get: (47-30)/4 = 17/4 = 4 with remainder 1. 20. 10. 2. First. identified 220 as a "friendly" number. and you will make a “magic” square for that digit. The square will be 4 X 4. including 1 but excluding the number itself. 4. 44.

13 8 7 19 .

Thus. pas yado). Yaacov wished to remind him to speak well of others. came at the time of the building of the Mishkan. understand the above Gemara that only two “selah” coins weight of silk. K’SONES PASIM מסכת שבת דף י/ב אמר רב לעולם אל ישנה אדם בנו בין הבנים שבשביל משקל שני סלעים מילת שנתן יעקב ליוסף יותר משאר בניו נתקנאו בו אחיו ונתגלגל הדבר וירדו אבותינו למצרים The Baali Tosfos and Daas Z’keinim both say that this was not a coat but rather a wrist band (passim. (Megillah 18a): Speech is worth one “selah”.SALE OF YOSEF מסכת שקלים דף ט/ב פרק ב הלכה ג גמרא ר' ברכיה ר' לוי בשם רבי שמעון בן לקיש לפי שמכרו בכורה של רחל 'בעשרים כסף יהיה כל אחד ואחד פודה את בנו בכורו בעשרים כסף ר 'פנחס בשם ר' לוי לפי שמכרה בכורה של רחל בעשרים כסף ונפל לכל א וא' מהם טבעה לפיכך יהיה כל אחד ואחד נותן שקלו טבעה Sons to Yaacov Binyomin was too young to be involved in the sale One more son was not involved (either Yosef or Reuben) Total sons to receive a portion of the payment Yosef was sold for silver coins 4 silver coins or zuz = one shekel Total numbers of shekels received Hint: the atonement is done by each of our first-borns 12 -1 -1 20 Therefore. פis for eighty years (as Yosef become viceroy at 30 years old) סים lived a total of 110 years . but did so indirectly with a garment of two selah. lead Yosef’s brothers to become jealous and resulted in our forefathers’ decent into Egypt. Why did Yaacov give him the k’sones passim? Yosef had brought the bad report about his brothers to Yaacov. each of the sons received how many shekels? Hint: the atonement for B’nai Yisrael for the sale of Yosef. then Remaining quiet is worth two Tosfos HaSholeim says the letters of the word “ ”פסיםforetell how long Yosef would be a viceroy in Egypt.

ANSWER SHEET Sons to Yaacov Binyomin was too young to be involved in the sale One more son was not involved (either Yosef or Reuben) Total sons to receive a portion of the payment 12 -1 -1 10 20 Yosef was sold for silver coins 4 silver coins or zuz = one shekel Total numbers of shekels received Hint: the atonement is done by each of our first-borns 5 Therefore. came at the time of the building of the Mishkan. each of the sons received how many shekels? Hint: the atonement for B’nai Yisrael for the sale of Yosef. 2 .

5 + 1 + 1 + 1 8. 6 + 2 4. 5 + 2 + 1 7. 7 + 1 3. etc.י 1 2 Number of Years That Yosef Was in Prison Yosef was 18 (2217) upon entering prison Yosef was 30 (2229) when released from prison "ב Years Yaacov Did Not See Yosef (until nine years after Yosef was released from prison) כ"ב Decide which of the following concepts are from 12 or from 22: ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ Number of constellations in the night sky Number of letters in the Alef Bais Number of items created during the six days of creation Number of stones in the BreastPlate (Choshen) of the Cohen Gadol Number that placed their eyes in what was not their’s (example: Sotah.) see Sotah 70b Number of stones placed in the Yarden river by Yehoshua The Menorah in the Bais HaMikdash had this many ornamental cups Number of times the word Ashrei is mentioned in Sefer Tehillim Number of times the word Toldos is written in the Torah 2 2 Math Note: 22 is the partition of the number 8 (a Partition of a number is a way to count the methods to add numbers to a sum of that particular number) The partitions of 8 are listed below: 1. 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 . 8 2. 6 + 1 + 1 5. 4 + 2 + 1 + 1 12. the original snake. 4 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 13. 4 + 2 + 2 11. 4 + 4 9. 3 + 3 + 1 + 1 15. 4 + 3 + 1 10. 5 + 3 6. 3 + 3 + 2 14.

3 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 18. 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 21. 2 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 20. 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 +1+1 . 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 +1 22. 3 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 17.16. 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 19.

etc. the original snake.NOTES FOR TEACHER OR PARENT Age group – 12 years and up Objective of this lesson: Appreciate math in the Parsha Introduction to concepts within Judaism of words and their numeric values ANSWER SHEET ___12___ ___22___ ___22___ ___12___ ___22___ ___12___ ___22___ ___12___ ___22___ Number of constellations in the night sky Number of letters in the Alef Bais Number of items created during the six days of creation Number of stones in the BreastPlate (Choshen) of the Cohen Gadol Number that placed their eyes in what was not their’s (example: Sotah.) see Sotah 70b Number of stones placed in the Yarden river by Yehoshua The Menorah in the Bais HaMikdash had this many ornamental cups Number of times the word Ashrei is mentioned in Sefer Tehillim Number of times the word Toldos is written in the Torah .

which is 49 days? What about 40 lashes. a deficient number.. or divisors of a number.70 People Went Down to Egypt Sometimes a number is rounded off. Deficient number: a composite number. Example: the number the has factors of 1. and one day Yom Kipur) 70 parts of the Table of the Show Breads (כ"ח קנים. The sum 1+2+3+4+6 = 16. one day of Rosh HaShana. 4. Prime numbers are those numbers that have two unique factors: {2. What about 50 days between the bringing of the Omer and Shavous. Example: the number 12 has factors of 1. or perfect. 8 is an abundant number Perfect number: one whose factors are equal to the given number. but we only do a maximum of 39 lashes? What about the 40 forbidden “labors” on Shabbos which are 39? Some other counts of 70 70 lines in Shiras HaAzinu 70 “sheets” ( )שיטיןin a Sefer Torah 70 Treifos in a behamah 70 palm trees by Marah 70 Shmitos (look in Rashi )במדבר כו. not including the number itself. 5. לה 70 days in the year that are assur in melacha (52 Shabbos.. Composite numbers are made up of combinations of prime factors. ד' ספנים. abundant. }. 2. ושני )בזיכים 70 words (less one) in the Parsha of Tzitzis ע Math Fact: 70 is the smallest abundant number that is not the sum of some subset of its divisors The natural numbers are either prime or composite. 7. and 4 = 7 and 7 is less than 8. determines whether a composite number is deficient. one day of Shavous. 8 days of Sukkos. 3. and 3 . and 16 > 12. 8 is number whose factors have a sum less than the has factors (divisors) of 1. The set of prime factors. 2. 3. and 6. . Abundant number: a composite number whose factors have a sum greater than the number. ל"ו קערות. 7 days of Pesach. Therefore. Example: the number 8 4. 2. The sum 1 + 2 + Therefore. The verses seem to list only 69 names.

The sum 1+2+3 = 6. 6 is a perfect number Identifying these interesting numbers provides motivation for students to develop their number sense while practicing their arithmetic facts . Therefore.

7.35 .3.34 = 10+8+10+6 ויחי Complete the Table GIVEN: A = 2108 B = 2255 C = 2199 D = 2255 E= 17 F = 130 COMPLETE: G = A – B H = C – D I = B – C J=C+E K=A+F L= K–J M= J–C N=D-F Yaacov born Yaacov died (A) (B) G I Yaacov’s total lifespan Yosef born Yosef died (C) (D) Yosef’s total lifespan Total years Yaacov and Yosef lived together in this world Yosef sold at age of Yaacov came to Egypt at age of (E) (F) (year) (year) H J K L Total years Yaacov and Yosef lived apart from one another Total years Yaacov & Yosef lived together prior to the sale of Yosef Total years Yaacov & Yosef lived together after Yaacov came to Egypt Math Fact: M N 34 is the smallest number with the property that it and its neighbors have the same number of divisors 33 – 1.33 34 – 1.17.11.5.34 35 – 1.2.

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