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Factor Game


The Factor Game engages students in a friendly contest in which winning strategies involve distinguishing between numbers with many factors and numbers with few factors. Students are then guided through an analysis of game strategies and introduced to the definitions of prime and composite numbers.

The Factor Game is a two-person game in which players find factors of numbers on a game board. To play, one person selects a number and colors it. The second person colors all the proper factors of the first person's number. The roles are switched and the play continues till there are no numbers remaining with uncolored factors. Each person adds up the numbers they've colored. The winner is the person with the largest total.