User login


Factor Trail Game


Source Institutions

    NCTM Illuminations

Add to listGo to activity
Factor Trail Game

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

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


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

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

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

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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)

Includes assesments for student learning

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Vennebush, G. Patrick

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, ©2008

Funding Source:

  • Thinkfinity/Verizon Foundation

Share


User Lists


This resource is part of these lists: