Number Systems and Number Theory: Factor Game

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In this math lesson, learners play a game to identify the properties of prime, composite, abundant, deficient and perfect numbers. Learners use a game board comprised of the numbers from 1 to 30 placed in a 5 by 6 grid.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan



  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
    • Number and Operations
      • Multiples and Factors
      • Number Systems
      • Operations
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, PBS, 2012

Funding Source:

  • US Department of Education