# Factoring: Factors and Prime Factorization

### Students will learn about factoring and prime factorization.

### Objectives:

• Students will review the basics of factoring.

• Students will learn the terms factor, composite number and prime number.

• Students will learn how to factor positive numbers.

• Students will learn how to factor negative numbers.

• Students will learn how to factor terms.

• Students will practice all of these skills.

### Suggested Grades:

Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade - Ninth Grade - Tenth Grade - including special education students

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### Lesson Excerpt:

Prime Factorization

- "One of the key things to know about factoring is that the operation that we are working with is multiplication. Factors are numbers or variables that are multiplied together to equal a term. For example, two of the factors of 6 are 3 and 2. I can multiply 3 and 2 together to give me 6."

- "Are there any questions so far?"

- Allow a moment for student questions and then move on.

- On Board: Factors- numbers or variables multiplied together to equal a term. Example- two factors of 6 are 3 and 2.

- "Take a minute and copy these notes down in your notebooks."

- Allow a few minutes for the students to complete this task and then move on.

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