Prime Factorization Activities | Free Printable
In this article, I will show the prime factorization activities. Factors of a number mean the number is dividable by its factors. Among all the factors, the prime numbers of the factors are called prime factors of that number.
For your kiddos, it is important to learn basic mathematical operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc. Among all the operations, multiplication and division are some kind of tricky.
So, you need to teach your youngsters these operations carefully. For these operations, learning factors and prime factors are important. There are many kinds of ways to make your kiddos’ studies funnier, more interactable, and more interesting.
Here I will show you how to make your teaching material about prime factorization activities more interesting.
Differences Between Factors & Prime Factors of a Number
A number’s factors are the amount of the numbers multiplied together to get the original number. For instance, the factors of 20 are 4 and 5, since 4 × 5 = 20, whereas the prime factors of a number are the prime integers multiplied to obtain the original number.
As an instance, the prime factors of 20 are 2, 2, and 5, so 2 × 2 × 5 = 20. It should be remembered that not all of a number’s factors are necessarily prime factors. Similar to factoring a number, prime factors of a number only take the prime numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, and so on into account.
Therefore, it can be claimed that the prime factors of a number are those that entirely divide the original number and cannot be divided into more factors.
You need to prepare yourself before starting the game. As the breeze is blowing and the sun is shining, nature is in a colorful mood. So, our all printable worksheets will be colorful.
- Print the cards out on card stock paper first. Cut them out if needed.
- For further durability, laminate them.
- Finally, gather some markers and colored pencils, and you’re ready to start!
5 Exciting Prime Factorization Activities for Your Youngsters
Our children will be able to learn numbers and calculations very quickly and interactively with the help of these prime factorization activities.
These prime factorization activities are quite successful. These methods should assist your young champ in learning the basics of mathematical operation and laying a solid foundation.
Follow the step-by-step procedures for the missing addend subtraction game given below.
- Prime Factors of a Number Rainbow Game
- Board Game to Find Prime Factors of a Number
- Prime Factors of a Number Bingo Game
- Star Gazing Game
- Color the Pencils Game
Prime Factors of a Number Rainbow Game Instructions
- Gather all the students and provide them with the worksheets.
- Every worksheet will contain a rainbow and there will be a number at the lowest color of the rainbow.
- Now, write down the factors of the given number on the adjacent color of the rainbow.
- Then, find the prime factors from all of the factors. The teacher will help the students to find the prime factors.
- Finish the game
Board Game Instructions
- Gather all the students first and sit down at a table.
- A board will be provided by the teacher.
- Then roll the dice.
- After that, if a student land on a picture, he or she will draw a card. On the card, there will be a number.
- The kiddo will find the factors and prime factors of the given number.
- If the answer is correct, he or she will proceed to the game. Otherwise, he or she will be stuck on that stage.
- The game will be continued in this manner.
- The student who can finish the game first will win the game.
Bingo Game Instructions
- Teacher will roll the dice first and distribute cards to the students
- The teacher will land on a number.
- The students will check the cards. If the number matches with the number card of the students, then the student will say ‘Bingo’.
- Then the teacher will ask him to find the prime factors of that number.
- The student will write down the prime factors on the board.
- Finish the game.
Count Little Stars!
- The teacher will give the students worksheets.
- Every worksheet contains a moon as well as stars.
- On the moon, a number is written.
- Students will find the prime factors of that given number and will write on the stars.
- The game will continue in this manner.
- The kiddo who can finish the job first will win the game.
Color the Pencils Game
- First, gather all the children and sit down with them.
- Then, divide them into two groups.
- After that, give them the worksheets. Every worksheet will have 5 numbers written on 5
- The students will find the prime factors of a number and then color the pencils.
- The teacher will help them how to find the prime factors of a number.
- The group that finishes the task first, will win the game.
Download Free Printable PDF
Play cheerfully with your child by downloading the attached PDF.Prime-Factors-of-a-Number
The thing is so much fun when kids are creating, painting, and exploring. Have fun learning with these interesting games by playing the prime factorization activities!
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Hi there! This is Souptik Roy, a graduate of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, working as a Content Developer for the You Have Got This Math project of SOFTEKO. I am a person with a curious and creative mind. After finishing my Engineering degree, I want to explore different fields. This is why I am working here as a content developer. I have a massive interest in creative content writing. When I find that someone can learn something from my articles, this gives a lot of inspiration. hopefully, you will find interest in my article, if you have a child and want to teach them math with fun.