This lesson plan provides steps for using the open sandbox game Little Alchemy to teach Prime Factorization Trees. Little Alchemy is available as a free download or it can be opened in a webpage. The lesson plans includes a 3-minute video on how to create elements using the game. In addition to students making factor trees they can extend this lesson to write prime factorization in exponential form.
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