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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Remembering meaning of "multiples" and "factors"

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From: jennifer wills

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2007101814:47:33
Subject: multiples vs factors

One of my students taught me a great way to remember the difference
between multiples and factors.

When you list factors, list them under the number so that your
students will know that factors FALL.  For Example
    1 x 12
    2 x 6
    3 x 4

When you list multiples, list them next to the number so that your
students will know that multiples MARCH. For Example

 5= 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 EXC

Hope this helps!

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