Create a fun craft while determining factor pairs of a given number.
Factor Pairs Activity
What are factor pairs? Factor pairs are 2 integers that, when multiplied together, equal a given number. For example, the factor pairs of the number 6 are (1, 6) and (2, 3) because 1 x 6 = 6 and 2 x 3 = 6.
Teach Starter has created a fun craftivity for your students to complete while learning how to determine the factor pairs of a given number. This download includes a set of teacher directions, a student handout with directions, 2 kite templates, 2 flower templates, leaf templates, a list of number options, and an answer key.
Students follow the directions on their handouts to complete this task. First is choosing a number from the options, or teachers can assign numbers to differentiate the task. Then, students work out the factors of their number. They will use the templates to build a kite or a flower showing their factor pairs. This would also make a lovely bulletin board display when students are done.
The goal of this resource is to practice determining factor pairs of numbers up to 100.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this craft activity to enhance learning through guided math groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.
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
Assign the numbers with fewer factors to your students needing more support. This lowers the complexity of the task while still targeting the same standard. Also, allow the use of a calculator and multiplication chart when applicable. Students could also work in pairs or small groups.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
For students needing a challenge, differentiate by assigning the more difficult numbers from the option list. Teachers can also choose numbers beyond 100 to make the activity more complex. Students can also create multiple crafts or check completed crafts as an error analysis extension.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity.
This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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