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Bug Battles


A fantastic game to work on factors!

Bug Battles!

By Karen Go Soco

A game for 2 or more players

This game provides practice of finding all the factors of a number.

You will need:

Pen and paper

Number cards (choose numbers you want to find factors of)

A multiplication square can be used for support as needed

Agree how many rounds will be played.

Players each draw a card and then make a factor bug to record the factor pairs.

Each person scores points equal to the number of factors their bug has.

The winner is the person with the most points after the agreed number of rounds.


  • Play using an appropriate dice instead of number cards
  • Turn over cards equal to the number of players, then each player in turn chooses one of the cards. A different player should choose first each round.

More information about factors at: https://www.fixitmaths.com/howto-factors.html

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