Factoring with Trees

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Write numbers using prime factorization.

Factoring with Trees

Learn how to break down composite numbers into their prime factors using an interactive prime factorization tree.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Open-ended question 1

How would you describe to a classmate what a prime factorization is?

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Open-ended question 2

Quinn says that 48 has only one prime factorization. Jamie says 48 can be written as an expression of prime numbers in multiple ways. Are either of them correct? Explain why.

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Open-ended question 3

Joey says that 2 and 3 are prime factors of 30 so 6 cannot be a factor. Do you agree? Why or why not?

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