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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers".

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- Convoluted Find the runs of four multiples in order as quickly as you can.
- Dump-A-Dice Race An online board game for two players involving prime and square numbers and making choices.
- Factor Trees Create factor trees to find the prime factors of the given numbers.
- Flabbergasted Game This game for one or two players is an exciting challenge to demonstrate an understanding of factors and multiples.
- HCF and LCM Calculator A demonstration of how to find the highest common factor (HCF or GCD) and the lowest common multiple (LCM) of two numbers.
- Pick The Primes Pick the prime fruit from the tree as quickly as possible. Practise to improve your personal best time.
- Prime Pairs Game A game for two players who take turns to select two numbers that add up to a prime number.
- Prime Pips in Pots This is a version of Wari, one of the oldest known games to still be widely played today. It involves small prime numbers.
- Prime Square Drag the numbers into the red cells so that the sum of the three numbers in each row and each column is a prime number.
- Satisfy Place the nine numbers in the table so they obey the row and column headings about the properties of the numbers.
- Scallywags and Scoundrels Arrange the scallywags and scoundrels on the chairs so that the numbers of any two sitting next to each other add up to a prime number.
- Sieve of Eratosthenes A self checking, interactive version of the Sieve of Eratosthenes method of finding prime numbers.
- Three Prime Sum A self-marking challenge to write each of the given numbers as the sum of three prime numbers.
- Three Ways Find three different ways of multiplying four different digits together to get the given target number. There are nine levels for this online challenge.
- Venn Diagram Place each of the numbers 1 to 16 on the correct regions on the Venn diagram.

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