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# Micro Teach Learning Plan #2 with modification

## Title: Prime Factorization!

Name:
Paige Woodall
Type of Instruction: Indirect Instruction

## Date Taught: April 7, 2015

Lesson Plan

Modifications

Objective:
Given a worksheet with tree diagrams for different given numbers, TSW determine the prime
factorization of each tree diagram by filling in the empty blanks of the tree diagrams with
their prime factors, correctly completing 7 of the 9 boxes.

## Given a worksheet with tree

diagrams for different given
numbers and a sheet of sticker
numbers, TSW determine the prime
factorization of each tree diagram by
placing the number stickers (to
represent the factors of each given
number) in the empty blanks of the
tree diagrams with the prime factors
of each given number, correctly
completing 7 of the 9 boxes.
Given a reminder and review of the
concepts and social skills, as well as
preparing her before class with the
specific questions that will be
directed towards her in lecture, Edna
will verbally answer at least 2 of the

TEKS:

## (7) Expressions, equations, and relationships. The student applies

mathematical process standards to develop concepts of expressions and
equations. The student is expected to:
(A) Generate equivalent numerical expressions using order of
operations, including whole number exponents and prime
factorization;
Background Information:
Vocabulary: product, factor, prime numbers, composite numbers

## Review expected behavior

Review daily class

## Define and locate Prime and Composite numbers

Determine factors of a number

Materials:
Prime Factorization Practice worksheet for elaboration
Prime Factorization Practice 2 worksheet for assessment
poster paper sheets with examples and diagrams
extension worksheet
sheet of number stickers
place the roles list with the designated roles of each group member in the middle of
each table (make sure Edna is the recorder)

## Equipment: white board

Classroom Management/Environment:
Classroom setup with students desks in 2 columns with rows of 5 in each, facing the
front of the room
Students may call out answers unless teacher is raising her hand or if a specific

Engagement/Focus:
Greeting: Good morning class, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Expected Behavior: Before we begin todays lesson, I am going to remind you that
you may call out the answers to any questions unless my hand is raised, or if a
question is directed to a single student, then you will need to raise your hand.
Link to Previous Knowledge: Remember how last week we learned what prime and
composite numbers are as well as finding factors of each? Well, before we learn
something new, lets do a quick review:
o Who can tell me what a factor is? [ two numbers that can be multiplied

format/schedule
Review terms and previously
learned concepts
Sheet of sticker numbers

Same
Seated near her group for the
group activity
Placed in a group with others
with good social skills
Given role of recorder for
group activity
Directed questions at Edna

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## together to get a specific product]

Great answer! SO, for example, name two numbers that can be multiplied to
get 28 [1 and 28, 2 and 14, 4 and 7]
Perfect! So all of these pairs that you listed are called what when referring to
28? [factors]
Now that youve recalled what a factor is, who can tell me the definition of a
prime number? [ a number that has exactly two factors, 1 and itself]
So Edna, what would an example of a prime number be? [2, 3, 5, 7, 11,]
That is exactly right! Now who knows the definition of a composite
number? [ any number that has more than two factors]
What is an example of a composite number? [4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12,]
Great job reviewing class!

Engagement: Now that you have put your thinking caps on and proved that you
remember all of these things, I think youre ready to take the next step up the ladder
with todays lesson, where we will learn how to search out the prime factorization of
a number using what we call the tree diagram!
Outcome: By the end of the day, you will be able to use what you know about
finding the factors of a number to determine the prime factorization of a given
number.
Explanation/Procedures:
1. Discuss factors:
Think about factors of different numbers for a second. Look at the list of
factors of numbers 3, 4, 5, and 6 on the board. For all numbers, both prime
and composite, which numbers are always factors? [1 and itself]
The Prime factorization of a number is the number written as the product of
its prime factors
When you find the factors of a number, this not only means that the factors,

## Direct questions at Edna

Activity that applies to
sensory motor skills,
specifically Ednas
perfectionist tendencies of
having to form each letter or
number perfectly. To
accommodate this, there are

when multiplied together, give you the product (the number provided), but
also means that the given number is divisible by its factors. (for example,
2x12=24, and 24 is divisible by 2 and 12)
2. Refer to the Tree Diagram of Prime Factorization:
The Prime Factorization of a number can be found using the tree diagram,
which is a diagram that holds the given number as the base or top of the tree
and the prime factorization as the branches.
To find the prime factorization of a number using the tree model, you will
first list the factor pairs of the given number. In this case, we will use the
number 20
What are the factors or 20? [1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20]
The second step is to choose any of the factor pairs on the list to begin the
tree Remember, the pair of numbers that you choose must equal to 20 when
you multiply them together.
o Edna which pair would you like to use? [5 x 4]
Draw two branches going down from 20 and write the pair under the
branches
Now, we will look at the pair of factors and determine if either number in the
pair is prime. If a number is prime, circle that prime number.
o Can anyone tell me if there is a prime number in our pair and if so,
which one? [yes, 2]
If the number can be further divided, draw two more branches under that
number and find the factors of this number
o Can 4 be divided into two numbers? [yes]
Who can tell me the factors of 4? [1, 2, 4]
Choose a prime factor pair to use next [2 x 2]
Place the 2 and 2 under the factor branches under the 4
o Is 2 a prime number? If so, which number do I circle? [circle both
twos]
Repeat the process of adding branches until the factors at the ends of the

## sticker numbers provided for

Edna to complete the
too much time writing the
numbers.

## branches are prime numbers

Now, look at the ends of each branches. Are they all prime numbers? [yes]
Because they all end in prime numbers, we can no longer find factors of the
branches which means our prime factorization tree for 20 is complete.
The prime factorization of a number can be determined by looking at the
numbers circled in our tree diagram. Who can tell me the prime factorization
of 20 that we just found? [ 2 x 2 x 5]
3. Group Activity:
Now, we are going to see if you can work together in your groups to find the
prime factorization of 110
Split in to your groups, and refer to the roles list in the center of each table to
see what role each group member has
work together to solve the tree diagram
o Now we will go around the room and each group reporter will share
Extension/Elaboration:
Extension:
Extension worksheet: Complete the Extension worksheet
o What happens if your start the tree with a different factor pair?
Choose one of the boxes in which you completed the prime
factorization of the given number and start the tree diagram with a
different set of factors than you used the first time.
What happened to the prime factorization?
o Does the Prime Factorization change?
Elaboration:
Elaboration worksheet: Use the Ladder! worksheet.

## Template outline of tree

diagram with space to place
sticker numbers

## look at the example. Find the factors of 36

Choose a prime factor of 36 and place it to the left of the ladder by the
36
Divide 36 by the prime number you chose and put the answer in the
Keep dividing by PRIME numbers until the last number is 1
o Hint: You can check your work by multiplying the prime factorization
together to give you a product that should be equal to the given number.
Find the prime factorization of 12
Does 3 x 2 x 3 = 12?

Closure:
Review: Lets review what we learned today real quick! Edna, can you tell me what
it means to find the prime factorization of a number? [the number written as the
product of its prime factors]
o Great answer Edna! Who can tell me what the prime factorization of 10 is?
[2 x 5]
Anticipation: Tomorrow we are going to raise the bar and determine how to use
exponents to write a prime factorization.
Praise: You all did a wonderful job of using your previous knowledge of what a
prime and composite number is to find the factors of different numbers, all allowing
you to correctly determine the prime factorization of numbers! I am so proud of your
hard work and determination, as well as obedience in following the rules! Great job
class!

in review

Assessment:
The students completed the Prime Factorization Practice 2 worksheet, correctly
completing 7 /9 boxes.

## Given a worksheet with tree

diagrams for different given
numbers and a sheet of
sticker numbers, TSW
determine the prime
factorization of each tree

## diagram by placing the

number stickers (to represent
the factors of each given
number) in the empty blanks
of the tree diagrams with the
prime factors of each given
number, correctly completing
7 of the 9 boxes.
Resources:
Burger, E., Dixon, J., et al. (2015). TEXAS Go Math!, Grade 6 Teachers Edition, module
10.2, Prime Factorization pp. 375-380. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing
Company.
McCabe, T., Warshauer, H., et al. (2014). Math Explorations, Grade 6 Teachers Edition,
module 3.3, Unique Prime Factorization pp. 348 & 354. Champaign, Illinois: Stipes
Publishing L.L.C.