Students need to find common factors, use the distributive property, and use prime factorization.
This all starts with knowing the difference between prime and composite numbers!
In this sorting activity, students cut out 18 sorting cards. Half are prime numbers, and half are composite numbers. Students must sort the cards and attach them on the chart, under the appropriate heading.
Student are required to provide justifications for at least two questions in each category.
These sorting activities are quick, fun, simple ways to help students estalish the basic skills they need before take on more complex tasks.
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Why not follow up this activity with the Prime Factorization Color-by-Number
activity or the GCF Safe Cracker
activity? Your students will have a blast!