Common Core Math Vocabulary

# Factor - Definition with Examples

**What is a factor? **

In math, a factor can be defined as the number we multiply with another number to get a product.

Here, 6 and 9 are factors of 54.

Here is an example of how we can find the factors of a given multiple.

## Let's sing!

*1 is a factor of all numbers on the shelf,*

*And every number is factor of one self!*

## Let's do it!

Instead of handing out math worksheets on multiplying factors to your children, play a game with them. Ask them to multiply two factors to find a multiple or vice versa. Begin by using single digit numbers and then move on to using two-digit numbers.

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