Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Race Against the Clock to Find Factors!

Free Factor Race math game! Students race against the clock to find all the factors of a number, and they score points for the number of correct factors they find! But watch out! If they list a single incorrect factor, they score 0 points for that round!
Do your students need more practice with finding the factors of a number? Being able to find factors quickly and accurately is an important math skill, but many practice activities are of the drill-and-kill type. Factor Race Math Game is a fun alternative to worksheets; students race against the clock to find all the factors of a number, and they score points for the number of correct factors they find! But watch out! If they list a single incorrect factor, they score 0 points for that round!

This free packet includes directions and task cards on two levels of difficulty. After you introduce the game to your class, they can play it in a math station or in cooperative learning teams. You can download the game from my Math Centers page on Teaching Resources. If you try this game with your class, you'll be amazed at how quickly your students become pros at finding factors!


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this fun game! My students played it yesterday and LOVED it! I had them working in groups of 4 all at the same time. For each round they played I gave them one minutes to list the factors, then 1 minute to discuss answers and figure out their scores. GREAT activity!

    Jen
    Runde's Room

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    1. Thanks, Jen! It really is a fun game to practice something that's usually kind of boring. I hope you'll share it with your fans - I know you have quite a few!

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