This prime and composite number game proves that math practice doesn’t have to be boring! This game is simple and effective and works well in centers and math stations. It is great for fast finishers and when you are short on time. My students ask to play this game all the time and yours will too! Read about how I use the multiplication version of this game with my students in this blog post.
Game Instructions for Prime and Composite Numbers Game
Students take turns drawing number cards. They get to keep the card if they know the correct answer. The winner of the prime and composite numbers game is the person with the most cards when the BOOM! card is drawn. To make the game more novel, decorate Pringles cans to look like fireworks.
- Instructions for making fireworks container
- Directions for game play
- 5 pages of color number cards
- 5 pages of ink friendly number cards
- full-sheet answer key (color & ink friendly)
- half-sheet answer key (color & ink friendly)
- Quick Start – Kids can grab a BOOM can and immediately start playing.
- Fast Play – Short on time? Need a quick time filler? This is the game for you. Kids can play in as little as 5 minutes or for as long as 30 minutes.
- High Use – This game can be used throughout the school year. Students can always benefit from repeated fact fluency practice.
- Happy Students – Kids love this game and will want to play again and again.
Each year my students get excited over the decorated game can. It does take a little bit of time to decorate the Pringles cans, but it is well worth it. I use red contact paper to make the chip cans look like fireworks, but you can also use construction paper or wrapping paper. Make one set of fireworks cans and use them for multiple skills.
View this game on Teachers Pay Teachers.