# MA.6.NSO.3.4

Express composite whole numbers as a product of prime factors with natural number exponents.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Strand: Number Sense and Operations
Status: State Board Approved

## Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1205010: M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205020: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 6 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020, 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7812015: Access M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

## Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.6.NSO.3.AP.4: Use a tool to show the prime factors of a composite whole number (e.g., 20 = 2 × 2 × 5).

## Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

## Lesson Plan

Prime Factorization - From Fingerprints to Factorprints:

This activity provides an introduction to composite numbers and prime numbers through factorization.

Type: Lesson Plan

## Original Student Tutorial

Base Ten and Exponents:

Explore base 10 and exponents in this baseball-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

Base Ten and Exponents:

Explore base 10 and exponents in this baseball-themed, interactive tutorial.

## Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

## Original Student Tutorial

Base Ten and Exponents:

Explore base 10 and exponents in this baseball-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.