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Lesson Plan: The Factor Game
Go to: http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=2069 (opens a new window)
Description:

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.

View the Learning Objectives, Materials, and Instructional Plan, Factor Game Activity Sheet, and NCTM Standards and Expectations.

Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: NCTM: Illuminations
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Tool: The Factor Game
Courses: Math 5 Prime, Factor, Prime factorization, Multiple
Math 6 Prime, Factor, Prime factorization, Multiple
Math 7 Prime, Factor, Prime factorization, Multiple

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: jejmb, Jun 10 2008 06:42:22:090PM
Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings
Ability to meet my goals: Neutral
Recommended for: Math 5: Operations with numbers
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  Uncle Bob
Comment:Students enjoy this factor game that I first came to know as "Taxman." Has automatic score tallies and let's you know when the game is over. Also encourages improving your (my) game strategy!