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Factors and multiples

Using this prompt will challenge students to explore their understanding of factors and multiples. This inquiry will extend their understanding of high common factors and lowest common multiples, useful when dealing with operations with fractions. They need to find cases that satisfy the conditions set and then generalise their results. The resource includes classroom examples, teacher notes and guided questions.

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Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation
Keywords factor, multiple, hcf, lcm

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Integers, Multiples, factors and powers, Properties of number
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA149 Investigate index notation and represent whole numbers as products of powers of prime numbers
National numeracy learning progression Multiplicative strategies - MuS7

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