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 Students learn basic math skills.

Factoring Numbers

Understand how to find the factors of a number.

Objectives:

• Students will know the definition of composite numbers
• Students will know the definition of prime numbers
• Students will know the definition of prime factors
• Students will know how to find the factors of a number

Note: This lesson also may be used by older students seeking business math review, for example, a refresher for those entering an administrative type position.

FACTORING NUMBERS LESSON PLAN

Teaching Materials

• Lesson - Factoring Numbers (see below for printable lesson)

• Prepared Examples

Lesson Activity:

1. Discuss the definition of a prime number

2. Discuss the definition of a composite number

3. Explain the differences between composite numbers and prime numbers

4. Explain the difference between factors and prime factors

5. Explain how to find factors

6. Discuss the definition of prime factors and the role they play in factoring numbers

7. How is the act of factoring defined?

8. How can one benefit from learning how to factor numbers?

9. Demonstrate how to factor a number into its prime factors
1. Use examples
2. Discuss the methodology of factoring

Assessment/Evaluation
Have students complete the worksheet. A passing grade is 70% or greater.

Print out the teaching lesson pages and exercise worksheets for use with this lesson:

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