Before the Movie


What do you know about factoring?

During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 1:23: What is the relationship between multiplication, division, and factoring? 

Timecode 2:42: What is the first step towards finding the GCF between two numbers? 

Timecode 4:21: What is the prime factorization of 12? 


After the Movie


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to factoring. 


What are some examples of situations when factoring can be useful outside of the classroom?


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Factoring Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.