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# Understanding Fractions - Part 3 - Factors, Factoring & Shortcuts! - Scaffolded

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This is Part 3 of "Understanding Fractions", a multi-part Scaffolded fractions curriculum.

Part 3, Factors & Factoring, can be used as part of a study of fractions, or as a stand-alone unit to improve understanding of numbers and math in general. When kids can take a number apart and put it back together again, they gain confidence in math skills.

"Understanding Fractions" is designed especially for kids who learn math best when it is presented in small increments, with plenty of practice on one concept before moving on to the next. Each concept is clearly explained, with many examples. This scaffolded approach helps kids develop solid math skills and confidence.

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Part 3 topics include:

Finding factors and prime factors of a number and understanding the difference;

Shortcuts to quickly find out if the prime numbers 2,3,5,7, and 11 are in a number of any size;

A detailed color-coded section on factoring division (sample included in preview). Includes worksheets, quizzes, and a test, along with answer keys.

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Part 3 requires knowledge of basic multiplication and division, and familiarity with long division which will help in understanding factoring division.

"Understanding Fractions" is presented in several parts which are available individually and soon will be available as a bundle. Besides being used as a full curriculum, each part can stand alone as review or extra practice for particular topics. The following is a list of topics included in each part:

PART 1: (requires understanding of addition and subtraction)
Introduction to Fractions
Comparing simple fractions
Addition and Subtraction of simple fractions (with the same denominator)

(Parts 2-6 require understanding of multiplication and division)

PART 2:
Proper Fractions, Improper Fractions, and Mixed Numbers
Writing Whole Numbers as Fractions
Fractions on a Number Line
Changing Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers
Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

PART 3:
Factors & Factoring
Factoring Shortcuts
Factoring Division

PART 4: (coming soon)
Reducing Fractions
Equivalent Fractions
Lowest Common Denominators
Comparing Fractions with Different Denominators

PART 5: (coming soon)
Working with Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers

PART 6: (coming soon)
Multiplication of Fractions
Division of Fractions
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