Q&A #17417

Remembering meaning of "multiples" and "factors"

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Description:  When speaking and writing about math, many students have difficulty remembering when to use "factor" vs. "multiple." Here is a suggestion.
Level:  Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8)
Math topic:  Arithmetic/Early Math, Number Sense/About Numbers
Ed. topic:  Teaching Issues/Strategies, Specific Math Concepts/Techniques

Original Question/Response
07 Aug 06   Remembering meaning of "multiples" and "factors" by Tracey
08 Aug 06   Re: Remembering meaning of "multiples" and "factors" by Ralph

Public Discussion
18 Oct 07   multiples vs factors by jennifer wills
19 Feb 09        Re: multiples vs factors by LaKeisha

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