The Math Factors Game

How is your class or child when it comes to understanding factors? Here's a math factors game they'll love playing while learning while about multiples and factors.

math factors

To be good at multiplying, students need to be able to recognize factors of numbers pretty well!

And that's why you're going to like this game...

It's a fun way to help kids memorize their factors of numbers.

Number of Players: 2 or more

Objective: To place four of your markers in a row, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.

Skills: factors, multiples, multiplication facts, division facts

What You Need: Game board that we provide, pair of six-sided dice

Preparation: Print off the game board. We suggest that after you print the board, laminating it so that it will last for years to come.

How To Play: To decide who goes first, have each player spin the dice. The person who rolls the highest goes first. In case of a tie, have the people who tied roll again to see who rolls higher.

  • The first player rolls the dice.

  • The higher number thrown is the tens place and the lower number thrown is the ones place.

    Example: If a 2 and a 4 are rolled on the dice, their number would be 24.

  • The player looks at their game card to see if any factors of the number they rolled are listed. In our example of rolling a 24, they could cover a 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, or 24 if those number are on their factor game card. and game card, 8 is a factor of 64. Also 4 is a factor of 64 (not as obvious).

    math factors game completed board

  • The player will cover each factor they see with a marker.

  • Play goes to the next player and they repeat same process as above.

  • The first player to cover four boxes in a row, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally is the winner!

I put an an example of a winning game board just above so you could see one. Keep in mind, a player could also have four boxes covered vertically or horizontally to win.

You might also like this factor of numbers game for more fun with math factors.

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