This lesson is meant to teach the idea of factors, factor trees and prime factorization. My students had trouble differentiating between multiples and factors. This activity is a hands on, visual approach to teaching factors. Students learn to factor numbers in two ways and then physically put the factors inside their number (cup).
Included in this download:
Factor Tree printable
Number Labels for cups
Included in the lesson plan is an opportunity to differentiate based on ability level. There is also an extension idea provided.
To see my alternate teaching strategy for factoring, download my "rainbow factors" lesson!