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Primes and prime factors

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 6, Year 7
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 (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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