These interactive Prime Factor Tiles can be used to model a huge range of mathematical ideas which, at their heart, involve the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic.
For example: simplifying fractions and ratios, lowest common multiples and highest common factors, the laws of indices and even factorising algebraic expressions using the x and y variable tiles.
The tiles can be dropped on top of each other to multiply the tiles together.
Button | Description | Shortcut |
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Printable | Creates an array of tiles in a format suitable for printing. | |
Add Tile | Adds a tile equal to the value in the input box. | |
Multiply | Multiplies the selected tiles together and replaces them with a single tile with a value equal to their product. | |
Divide | Divides the selected tiles by the value in the input box if the divisor is a factor. | |
Decompose | Decomposes selected tiles into their prime factorisation. |