How to Teach Factoring


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What is a factor?

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1. What is an array?

2. What is a prime number?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Factoring is an important gateway lesson in mathematics, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its components and teaching strategies. The quiz includes prime numbers, arrays and factor trees.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the components and definitions of:

  • Prime numbers
  • Factors
  • Arrays
  • Importance of factoring
  • Factor trees

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as factors and arrays
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why students should learn about factoring and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding factor trees and prime numbers

Additional Learning

To learn more about factoring from an education perspective, review the accompanying lesson on How to Teach Factoring. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define factor
  • Understand the action of factoring
  • Define proportional reasoning
  • Describe arrays
  • Familiarize yourself with vocabulary terms from the lesson
  • Understand the teaching strategies of factor rainbows and factor trees