Prime Factorization and Product of Primes

Demonstrate a method for finding the prime factorization of numbers using factor trees and a video that explains how to break a number down to its prime factors. The instructor reinforces the concept of factors by displaying the number as the product of primes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a set of problems for independent practice
  • Ask individuals to use factor trees to organize factors of each number
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have a strong understanding of factors and prime numbers
Pros

  • Instructor uses a methodical approach to developing a set of prime factors
Cons

  • Video only shows one odd example that only has two prime factors
Common Core