Ch 7: FTCE Middle Grades Math: Factoring

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Review the entertaining video lessons in this chapter to boost your knowledge of factoring. Benefit from expert instruction and self-assessment quizzes that can enhance your preparations for the FTCE Middle Grades Math assessment.

FTCE Middle Grades Math: Factoring - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons on factoring provide you with the unique opportunity to prepare for exam topics on the FTCE Middle Grades Math assessment without compiling materials or even leaving the comfort of your home. After refreshing your knowledge of the subject area, you will be prepared to:

  • Recognize prime and composite numbers
  • Calculate the prime factorization of numbers
  • Share how to find the prime factorization through the use of exponents
  • Explain how to identify the greatest common factor and least common multiple
  • Use prime factorization to find the least common multiples
  • Solve word problems with the greatest common factor and least common multiple

The lesson instructors make sure you have the information you need to fully understand factoring, whether you're simply getting reacquainted with the subject area or learning a few concepts for the first time. To make studying simple, watch the lessons in video or review the full transcript format in any sequence you'd prefer. When ready, take short quizzes and a chapter exam to gauge your knowledge of the lessons. Questions about chapter topics can be submitted to our experts.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: FTCE Middle Grades Math: Factoring
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Identifying Prime & Composite Numbers

1. Identifying Prime & Composite Numbers

In this video lesson, you will learn how to identify both prime and composite numbers. You will also learn what makes the numbers unique, as well as the characteristics of both these types of numbers.

How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number

2. How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number

The prime factorization of a number involves breaking that number down to its smallest parts. This lesson will show you two different ways to discover the prime factorization of any number.

Finding the Prime Factorization with Exponents

3. Finding the Prime Factorization with Exponents

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to factor any number using just prime numbers and exponents. Learn how to break apart any number you are given. Then, test your new knowledge with some examples.

How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

4. How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

If the factors of a number are the different numbers that you can multiply together to get that original number, then the greatest common factor of two numbers is just the biggest one that both have in common. See some examples of what I'm talking about here!

How to Find the Least Common Multiple

5. How to Find the Least Common Multiple

The least common multiple of two numbers is the smallest number that can be divided evenly by your two original numbers. See some examples of what I'm talking about here!

Using Prime Factorizations to Find the Least Common Multiples

6. Using Prime Factorizations to Find the Least Common Multiples

Finding the least common multiple can seem like a lot of work. But we can use prime factorization as a shortcut. Find out how and practice finding least common multiples in this lesson.

Word Problems: Greatest Common Factor & Least Common Multiple

7. Word Problems: Greatest Common Factor & Least Common Multiple

In this video lesson, you will learn what kinds of word problems you can expect to see that involve the greatest common factor or the least common multiple. Learn what you need to do to understand these problems and then to solve them.

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