This math unit includes lessons on factors and multiples for third-grade students. It should begin by introducing the fundamental concepts. Start by defining factors as numbers that can be multiplied together to get a product, and multiples as the results of multiplying a number by a whole number. Use concrete examples and visual aids to help students understand these concepts, such as using colorful counters or diagrams. Engage students in interactive activities like finding the factors and multiples of small numbers, playing games like “Factor Bingo,” and solving simple word problems that involve identifying factors and multiples. To reinforce learning, provide worksheets or practice exercises that gradually increase in complexity, ensuring students have a solid grasp of these foundational mathematical concepts by the end of the lesson.
The ready-to-use packet includes video links, definitions and examples of factors and multiples, comparing factors/multiples and worksheets which can be used for classwork, homework or assessment.