Maths Without Limits
Opening Young Minds to Endless Possibilities

This activity is an open exploration into the factors of different numbers, and the links with prime numbers.  It would sit well at a point where pupils are familiar with the multiplication triangle and multiples.

It explores the following questions:

What visualisations can we use to explain factors?

How do prime numbers work?

What are the links between factors and prime numbers?

Two talking games and four open-ended activities can be used either during the lesson or as independent follow-up tasks.

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