## Monday, September 12, 2016

### Teaching Factors & Multiples {Grade 6}

There are many different ways to approach teaching Factors & Multiples. It's almost important to relate them together in Math because factors and multiples are both concepts related to multiplication. Factors are numbers that we multiply to get a certain number. Multiples are the numbers we get after multiplying by the designated multiple number.

Factors and Multiples can be an exciting learning experience for students. Actively engage your students in the learning process with these Factors & Multiples activities.

These interactive notebook activities are intended to help students understand find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers. Students will also understand how to use the distributive property to express numbers.

Included are:
-4 different Factor & Multiples activities to engage students
-Teacher facilitated activity for 60-90 minutes of classroom time
-Activities include: Vocabulary, Practice of Factoring, Finding the Greatest Common Factor, and Finding the Least Common Multiple
-Examples of Completed Interactive Math Notebook Activities are included

There are other ways to incorporate Factors & Multiples in your classroom besides using an Interactive Math Notebook, games, Math Stations, and other hands-on activities to name a few. Make it fun and exciting. For most students this may be a review lesson from 4th or 5th grade, so it's best to go over Factors & Multiples with Math Stations.

This math station activity is intended to help students understand find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers. Students will also understand how to use the distributive property to express numbers.

Included are:
-6 different stations to engage students
-Teacher facilitated activity for 60-90 minutes of classroom time
-Stations include: 1. Vocabulary  2. Technology (Need classroom computers & internet access to ixl.com)  3. Practice of Factors & Multiples   4. Additional Practice of Factors & Multiples   5. Real World applications of Factors & Multiples    6. Word problems of Factors & Multiples
-Student Station Guide helps students record their answers

Lastly, I have a fun and engaging way for you to actively have your students using factors & multiples. I always assigned these fun puzzles are extra credit or classwork assignments, but many other teachers have used them as bell ringers, morning work, or homework to name a few. They are always a hit with the students as they review most of the concepts for Grade 6.

This October Math NO PREP packet that will keep your sixth graders engaged! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with sixth-grade common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Use this packet for bellwork, classwork, extra credit, fast finishers, or homework!
FEATURES: *15 different math puzzle worksheets
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Packed with 6th grade common core math problems for review and practice.
*An ANSWER KEY for each worksheet.
*Lots of coloring fun. I’ve intentionally designed this packet with lots of pictures and borders to color. A MUST: Using a set of crayons or markers.
Topics Covered:
-Integers
-Factors & Multiples
-Rational Numbers
-Operations with Fractions
-Operations with Decimals