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Find a Factor

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 3 pages | Grades: 3 - 4

Strengthen multiplication and mental math skills with this factor game.

How Many Numbers Can You Name? Try Out a Fun Factor Game!

Are you looking for a way to keep your students’ multiplication skills sharp while practicing new skills? This game was designed for students to practice finding factors of different products.

To play, each student will receive a game board. Students will fill in each square with a number 1–9. A student can use a number twice. When all students have their game cards filled in, the first  player will choose a product card. The player will think of a factor and cross it out on his or her game board. Players take turns drawing a card, naming a factor, and crossing out the corresponding number on their game board, if applicable. The goal is for a player to cross out all of the squares are their game board.  

Through this activity, students will show they can name factors of a given number up through 100.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

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

In addition to partner work time, use this factor game 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

Help students who need assistance understanding the concepts by providing a multiplication chart for students to reference. Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, have the students sort the cards by prime and composite numbers. Additionally, students can also think of additional numbers to add to each list.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

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. Print a 1 set of product cards and enough game boards for each student in the group. Cut out the product cards and place the pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Sustainability Tip: Print the answer cards on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.  


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