# Factor Trail Game

### Source Institutions

NCTM Illuminations

In this math game, learners identify the factors of a number to earn points. Although practicing a mundane skill, learners enjoy the work because of the game scenario. Built into this game is cooperative learning--learners check one another's work before points are awarded. This lesson guide includes questions for learners, assessment options, extensions, and reflection questions.

### 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 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

### Subjects

• Mathematics
• Number and Operations
• Multiples and Factors
• Reasoning and Proof

• Games

### Audience

• see
• touch

#### Learning styles supported:

• Involves teamwork and communication skills
• Involves hands-on or lab activities

### Other

#### Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

• CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.C.7: Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.(more info about this benchmark)
• CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.B.4: Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1—100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1—100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1—100 is prime or composite.(more info about this benchmark)

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#### By:

• Vennebush, G. Patrick