# Finding Prime Factors

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# Finding Prime Factors

## Finding Prime Factors

Students learn about finding prime factors of a number.  This lesson builds on understanding what prime numbers are and basic index notation.At the start of the lesson students recap finding the factors of a number.  In the main part they learn how to use primes to break a number down into its prime factors.  At the end of the lesson students are set three challenges of increasing difficultly to assess against the learning objectives.

### Differentiated Learning Objectives

• All students should be able to calculate the prime factors of a number.
• Most students should be able to write a number as the product of its prime factors.
• Some students should be able to use prime factors to solve long multiplication problems

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