Common Core Math Vocabulary

Factor - Definition with Examples

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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.

Factors of a multiple example

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

finding factors of a multiple example

  Fun Facts

  • Every number is a factor of itself.

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1 is a factor of all numbers on the shelf,
And every number is factor of one self!

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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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