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Prime factors

This prompt is based on the Prime Climb game. It has multiple possibilities depending on the questions students pose (or are posed by the teacher). Students look for patterns and connections between the numbers and colours. The resource includes classroom examples, teacher notes and guided questions.

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Year level(s) Year 6, 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 prime number, pattern, composite

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Algebra, Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Multiples, factors and powers
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Identify and describe the properties of prime, composite and square numbers and use these properties to solve problems and simplify calculations

Represent natural numbers as products of powers of prime numbers using exponent notation

Numeracy progression Multiplicative strategies (P9)

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