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Factor Pairs – Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages | Years: 5 - 6

List the fact pairs of each product with this set of 24 task cards.

Finding Factor Pairs!

Are your students practising how to find different factor pairs? This set of task cards is the perfect resource to add to your math groups. With this download, you will receive 24 product cards and a recording sheet. Students will list all of the possible factor pairs for each product card.

Through this activity, students will show they can find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range of 1–100.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this set of task cards to enhance learning through guided maths groups or whole class lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Assist students by limiting the range of products. Choose to give students cards with a product of 1–50.

🏆 Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, challenge them to list the complete fact families for the factor pairs, including division number sentences.

🛴 Scoot Activity 

Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answer in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 

👋 Exit Ticket 

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on a sheet of paper, sticky note, or their notebook. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the colour PDF, black and white PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer page are also included with this download. 

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in the corner of each to place them on a binder ring. 

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on card and slip them into write and wipe sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.  

This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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