Education Technology

Factoring Composite Numbers

Published on 08/15/2011

Activity Overview

Students will review some of the terms associated with prime factors. A Frayer Model (Square) is provided allowing the teacher to assess students’ knowledge of the concept prime.

Key Steps

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    Students will practice factoring using a factor tree, and writing the prime factorization in exponent form. They will also use division to obtain the prime factors of several numbers.

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     A possible extension includes finding a common denominator for two fractions by finding the prime factorization.