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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.
|Year level(s)||Year 7|
|Purpose||Evidence-based approaches, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|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 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 (V9.0) content descriptions||
Represent natural numbers as products of powers of prime numbers using exponent notation
Multiplicative strategies (P9)
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