Prime Factorization: Chocolate Chip Factoring

An interactive resource challenges mathematicians to show what they know about prime factorization. Five multiple-choice, true or false, and discussion questions use chocolate chip cookies to set a real-world application of the concept. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have several student computers open to the webpage and direct pupils to work on the interactive for that center's learning experience 
  • Create paper plates, paper cookies, and paper chocolate chips for class members to manipulate while working out problems 
Classroom Considerations

  • Question five is a discussion question; participants are given the choice to discuss or skip the question 
  • A free CK-12 membership is required to take part in the interactive 

  • If a wrong answer is chosen, the correct response is revealed 
  • Hints are provided to assist in answering questions 
  • Moveable cookies and chocolate chips assist scholars in solving problems 

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Common Core