Name two factors of the number 12?
Factors are numbers that divide evenly into another number. Multiples are numbers that can be multiplied by another number to get the original number. For example, the factors of 6 are 1, 2, 3, and 6, and the multiples of 6 are 6, 12, 18, etc.
Factors and Multiples
Factor: A number that can divide into another number without any remainder. Multiple: A number that is a result of multiplying two or more numbers. Prime Number: A number that is only divisible by itself and 1.
The first three multiples of any number are the number itself, twice the number, and three times the number. The number 12 has more factors than any other number under 100. The smallest number that can be divided evenly by numbers 1-10 is 2520.
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What have you learned about factors and multiples?
Why is it important to understand factors and multiples?
Brain break: Draw a treehouse that has ice cream instead of leaves.
Question: Susie is trying to find the factors and multiples of a number. What is the first step she should take? Clues: • Factors are numbers that are multiplied together to make a product. • Multiples are numbers that are multiplied by a given number. • Factors and multiples are related. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Pair up and write a short story about Susie finding the factors and multiples. B. Draw a diagram to show how factors and multiples are related.
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What are the factors of the number zero?
- Zero has no factors
- All numbers are factors of zero
- No numbers can be factors of zero
Which prime number is also an odd number?
Work together in pairs: Q: What is the difference between a factor and a multiple?