Prime Factorization Activity

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Activity for Prime factorization in the real world! Studies show that introducing real world connections in math classes can enhance students’ experiences and promote conceptual understanding. This includes projects for prime factorization. The majority of today’s students are exposed to the Internet is some form every day. Therefore, they are interested in lessons that explore how the Internet works, particularly when it comes to privacy and access to information.

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Prime Numbers Rule the Internet: Introduction and basic multiplication of prime numbers and prime factorization of semiprime numbers.

My Phone is Missing: Students will have to find the prime factorization of keys and use the smallest prime numbers from those keys to break the codes.

Math-Mazing Places - Prime Factorization: This is a challenging cypher. Teachers may choose it for the entire class, small groups, individual work, homework, or early finishers. It is also good for differentiation.

Create your own Code: Students have the opportunity to put their knowledge of prime numbers, semiprime numbers, prime factorization and cryptography to work.

Code Breaker Challenges: Eight task cards. Great for stations and early finishers!

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