## Wednesday, May 7, 2014

### Fun Free Computer Games: Factors and Multiples

After last weeks' review of You Can Count on Monsters, a great book about factors and prime factorization, I got looking for some more resources for students who need work on factors and multiples.  I found this fun and free computer game/video hybrid that works great!

#### Bitesize Factors and Multiples

This starts as a video and moves into several games.  The entire game/video takes about 10 minutes and if you have kids show you their computer when they get to the end, you will have a good idea of how well (or not well!) they did.  It starts by defining factor and giving some examples.
 A still shot from the video where it shows what a factor is.

 As part of the first game, students have to click on eggs that are factors of 12.  Their score goes up with each correct egg.

 The second game stop has students catching eggs as they fall from above.  They get points for each egg they catch in the basket and bonus points if they catch eggs that are factors of 21.

 The next part of the video introduces multiples

 The last game (and a student favorite) give you eggs on a conveyor belt.   You have to pick up the eggs that are multiples of a given number and throw them at the guy.  This game has several rounds with the multiples changing each time.
 The last screen is where the movie/games ends and it shows your score.  The score stays on the screen and is a great way to check in and see how kids did.

If you are looking for an easy way to introduce factors to kids, check out this post!

For an engaging and easy way to give your students more practice with these important ideas, check out this print and play math center