Math: factorization...please help...

Discussion in 'Elementary Education Archives' started by tphan562, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. tphan562

    tphan562 Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0

    Oct 25, 2005

    :confused: I am currently taking a couple of math eduation classes at CSULB and I was wondering if anyone have any thoughts, ideas and favorite demonstrations on how to teach factorization.
     
  2.  
  3. tphan562

    tphan562 Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0

    Oct 25, 2005

    add on...
    factorization, place values....anything...i want to make a file of lesson plans based on mathematics so that one day i can actually use if for my class...thanks so much
     
  4. Malcolm

    Malcolm Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2005
    Messages:
    2,100
    Likes Received:
    3

    Oct 25, 2005

    Have you tried seaching the internet using your favorite search engine for something like "mathematics lesson plan*"?
     
  5. tphan562

    tphan562 Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0

    Oct 25, 2005

    yep i have but my professor wants me to get them from other teachers. i wish i can do that but the professor seems very strict about downloading from the internet. i guess he wants original lesson plans...
     
  6. tphan562

    tphan562 Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0

    Oct 25, 2005

    plus he wants me to get to know other teachers...from other states and countries...=)
     
  7. IndyTeach

    IndyTeach Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0

    Oct 26, 2005

    I use factor trees for prime factorization and factor rainbows for factorization. My students enjoy making the factor trees...I usually let them use their colored pencils to make the joining lines. I also found that they didn't leave out numbers if they were making factor rainbows because every number needed a partner. I also had all of the division rules posted in my room so they could work through the numbers to see which would be a factor.
     
  8. Upsadaisy

    Upsadaisy Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2002
    Messages:
    18,937
    Likes Received:
    680

    Oct 26, 2005

    It helps if you teach divisibility first. I usually have them make some kind of foldables project to record the rules for dividing by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10.


    http://mathforum.org/teachers/elem/3-5/
     
  9. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    5,280
    Likes Received:
    748

    Oct 26, 2005

    Knowing their skip counting for multiplication facts helped my kids on their factor trees.
     
  10. belovedrebel

    belovedrebel Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2005
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0

    Oct 30, 2005

    You might find additional ideas at www.mathforum.org. I am a Massachusetts based M.Ed. student just studying the teaching of math now, but my Prof is crazy about that website.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

Total: 445 (members: 3, guests: 420, robots: 22)
test