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Primes and prime factors (Year 7)

This module from the AMSI 'The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) project' is for teachers who wish to consolidate their content knowledge on the topic of primes and prime factors. There are sections that provide history and context for the topic, as well as exercises and examples of how to present and explain the concepts to students.

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Year level(s) Year 7, Year 8, Year 6
Audience Teacher, School Leader
Purpose Content knowledge
Format Downloadable resources
Keywords prime, factor, LCM, HCF, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number
Topics Multiples, factors and powers
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA149 Investigate index notation and represent whole numbers as products of powers of prime numbers
ACMNA182 Use index notation with numbers to establish the index laws with positive integral indices and the zero index
ACMNA209 Apply index laws to numerical expressions with integer indices
ACMNA210 Express numbers in scientific notation
ACMNA264 Define rational and irrational numbers and perform operations with surds and fractional indices

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