Factor Trees - A December Math Craftivity for Prime Factorization
Get your students working with prime factorization with this fun Christmas tree craftivity.
There are 6 different numbers for which students need to find the prime factors. This activity should be completed AFTER students have had a lesson on prime factorization. If your students are unfamiliar with finding prime factorization with factor trees, this can be quickly reviewed or taught.
This resource contains options for two different sizes of trees – one on full sheets (great for display in a larger area), and one on half sheets (great for smaller display areas and saving paper). To save on ink, print the style that fits the needs of your students (or print both and let your students choose). Students will finish the problem and color and decorate each tree (6 pages in total) before assembling the finished trees (assembly instructions on next page).
I have also included a template without the number – you can add your own number, or have students come up with their own problem. You could also use the blank template as a cover page in case you want to assemble your trees into a book format, rather than a 3D craftivity.
An answer key and rubric are also included in this resource.
Completed trees are a fabulous way to decorate your classroom before Christmas, and then can be sent home to make a beautiful table centerpiece for Christmas dinner.
You have three different options for printing (you want your trees to be sturdy enough to stand on their own):
-Print on white construction paper
-Print on cardstock
-Print on regular paper, then glue onto construction paper and cut out around the tree shape
For easier completion, be sure students complete each page
BEFORE they assemble (cut and glue) the tree.
This resource is included in my December Craftivities - Math Themed Craftivities which contains 3 different math craftivities perfect for the month of December.
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