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Two Methods to Teach Prime Factorization - Foldables and More

Two Methods to Teach Prime Factorization - Foldables and More
Two Methods to Teach Prime Factorization - Foldables and More
Two Methods to Teach Prime Factorization - Foldables and More
Two Methods to Teach Prime Factorization - Foldables and More
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This packet explains two methods for prime factorization--The ‘tree method’ works from the top down and focuses on factors. The ‘birthday cake method’ works from the bottom up and focuses on division.

Note: This fold-up resource is now part of The BIG Bundle. The BIG bundle has all my math fold-up resources bundled together for HUGE savings!


The tree method is most widely taught and used. It is the way you and your parents will be most familiar with. I have found, however, that the ‘birthday cake method’, while not as widely used, seems to be the method my students prefer and have the most success with.

I have created a packet that will provide you with the necessary resources, regardless of which method you decide to use with your students,

Included in this packet are two matchbook foldables--one for each method, a mini-book for each method and a two-sided practice page for each method. Detailed answer keys for practice pages and both mini-books are included as well.

Before purchasing, please visit Mrs. B's Best Blog for pictures of the product. Also, if you are not familiar with how to assemble an 8 page mini-book please watch the following video .
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The foldable template saves a lot of time spent writing in the journal. The students will be able to start practicing and using valuable classroom time more productively. Will be using this in the morning. :-)
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Two Methods to Teach Prime Factorization - Foldables and More
Two Methods to Teach Prime Factorization - Foldables and More
Two Methods to Teach Prime Factorization - Foldables and More
Two Methods to Teach Prime Factorization - Foldables and More