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.

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.

let's sing 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 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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