Study Jams! Prime Factorization

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Deepen the number sense of young mathematicians by exploring the process of prime factorization. Follow along with this step-by-step presentation that explains how factor trees are used to break a composite number down into its prime factors. Consider taking time during the presentation for learners to share different approaches to factoring the numbers given in the examples. A great supplement for a lesson on prime factorization, either as part of whole class instruction or as an independent learning activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable

  • Multiple strategies are modeled for finding the factors of composite numbers
  • The Test Yourself assessment includes a variety of questions related to prime factorization
  • The presentation and Try It! practice problems are printable

  • Prior to viewing the presentation, teacher must review the definitions of prime and composite numbers
Common Core