Build your students’ understanding of numbers and their relationship with factors with this set of task cards and printables. The 32 task cards in this set will allow your students to practice identifying factors of given numbers. Extend your students’ practice (or assess their mastery of factors) with the included activity sheet. With these resources, your students will grow stronger in their understanding of how numbers relate to their factors.
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics addressed:
Operations & Algebraic Thinking (4.OA)
Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
• Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1–100. (4.OA.4)
• graphic reference sheet
• 32 task cards
• answer sheet and key
• two one-page activity sheets (scoring guides included)
The printables consist of a graphic reference sheet and two different one-page worksheets. The reference sheet (provided in color and grayscale) is sized to fit in your students’ journals. It defines and describes factors, reviewing some of the characteristics of factors. Before you have your students complete the cards, you can have them glue the reference sheet in their journals. They can use the journal insert as a guide while they work on the cards, as well as when they complete other tasks that relate to factors
The 32 cards feature a variety of question types to help build your students’ flexibility when thinking about numbers and their factors. In addition, some of the task cards feature more than one correct answer. The questions on these cards state, “Which number of numbers….” so your students will know when more than one answer is possible. These cards may have 1, 2, 3, or even 4 correct answer. This will force your students to think outside the box when they read and think through the different task cards. Check out the preview to see some examples of the kinds of questions your students will see on these task cards. [Naturally, there an answer sheet and a key included! ]
The two provided worksheets can be used to evaluate student understanding of factors. The worksheets are formatted similarly, and have similar types of questions, though the numbers on each are different. You can use these activity pages in a variety of ways. You could give one as a pre-test, then teach your lesson and allow students to practice with the task cards, and then give the second worksheet as an independent post-test. You could also have the students work on the task cards, then complete one of the worksheet as guided practice with yourself, a partner, or a small group, and then give the second worksheet as an independent assessment. The worksheets could also be given as homework, center assignments, or any other purpose that fits your teaching style or classroom routines. Both activity sheets have been designed to be scored out of 20 points, making for easier conversion to a percentage!
For more practice with factors and related concepts, please check out these other resources I have available –
Bumblebee Paths, Frog Pond Frenzy - factors & multiples math games bundle
Polar Paths, Penguin Power – factors & multiples game & task cards bundle
FREE Gobbling Up Numbers - factors and multiples task cards
I hope your students enjoy these resources and are able to build their proficiency with factors. – Dennis McDonald