Total Duration: 
61 to 90 Minutes 
Materials and Resources: 
optional items: crayons, colored pencils, math notebook 
Technology Resources Needed: 
Teacher laptop with internet, interactive board, projector 
Background/Preparation: 
Advance Preparation: The teacher will need to bring in a completed example of the activity (poster), have materials out and ready, have the rubric handout printed out (provided as an attachment), have the math problems worked out ahead of time, and technology charged. Background Knowledge: Students will need to know their multiplication facts, what a number raised to a power means (3^4 = 3*3*3*3), and what it means to be a prime or composite number. 
Procedure:
For example, in 2*3 =6 the factors would be 2 and 3 (Note: more examples can be included by the teacher if needed) Engagement:
Prime factorization of: 20 / \ 5 4 / \ 2 2 This can be checked by multiplying 5*2*2 = 20 (Note: We multiply the prime numbers out which makes the original number)
(Note: Walk around the class and check the work of students as they figure out the answer)
Exploration:
(Note: Gifted/advanced students can use higher numbers)
(Note: allow students to think of a different number if students have the same number)
(Note: the teacher will need to have materials ready and out so students can use)
(Note: give students an appropriate deadline for this assignment) Explanation:
(Note: Have the rest of the students share their poster after the deadline as the closure to this activity) 
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Assessment Strategies 
Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on their poster using the rubric. Students can also be given 5 (or more) numbers and find the prime factorization as well as write it out correctly. This can be done in the student’s math notebooks and will need to be turned in so the teacher can check. (Note: the teacher can choose any composite numbers) 
Acceleration: 

Intervention: 

View the Special Education resources for
instructional guidance in providing modifications and adaptations
for students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for the Alabama Alternate Assessment.
