Product Game Rules
- Player 1 puts a marker on a number in the factor list. No space on the product grid fills in with Player 1's color because
only one factor has been marked; it takes two factors to make a product. (You can fill in names for the players in the applet!)
- Player 2 puts the other marker on any number in the factor list (including the same number marked by Player 1). The space on
the product grid containing the product of the two factors marked is colored in with Player 2's color.
- Player 1 moves either one of the markers to another number and the new product is filled in with Player 1's color.
- Each player, in turn, moves a marker and the space with the product is marked with the proper color. If a product is already
colored, the player does not get a mark for that turn. The winner is the first player to mark four spaces in a row -- up and down,
across, or diagonally.
The Product Game Board
This Product Game Investigation was adapted with permission and guidance from:
Prime Time: Factors and Multiples, Connected Mathematics Project, G. Lappan, J. Fey, W Fitzgerald,
S. Friel and E. Phillips, Dale Seymour Publications, (1996) pp.17-25.