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Products and factors

Using this prompt allows students to explore their understanding of factors and multiples and in particular highest common factors and lowest common multiples. These concepts are particularly useful to explore when beginning to deal with fractions with different denominators. The resource includes classroom examples, teacher notes and guided questions.

Additional details

Year level(s) 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 factor, multiple, hcf, lcm

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding, Algebra
Topics Integers, Multiples, factors and powers, Properties of number
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Represent natural numbers as products of powers of prime numbers using exponent notation

Numeracy progression Multiplicative strategies (P9)

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