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Factors and primes

A lesson designed to help explore factors and prime factorisation. The lesson encourages students to work collaboratively to explore prime factorisation through the use of a variety of examples. Students provide reasoning for their answers to further their knowledge and understanding of the topic.

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Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Evidence-based approaches, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Setting goals, Structuring lessons, Worked examples
Keywords factors, prime number, prime factors, indices, integers, factorisation

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections ICT general capability, Numeracy
Strand and focus Algebra, Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Operating with number, Patterns and algebra, Algebraic expressions, Indices, Integers, Multiplication and division
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA183 Carry out the four operations with rational numbers and integers, using efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies
National numeracy learning progression Additive strategies
Multiplicative strategies - MuS7

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