What to Do with a Table of Factors

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There are ways to work on multiplication facts other than just drilling and timed worksheets. By keeping a table of factors, and building the different factor pairs with the blocks, the student is able to manipulate the shapes the different factor pairs make. This provides a more intuitive and organic way of understanding the multiplication table. Once the student has filled in the table of factors there are many patterns that can be discovered including divisibility rules. Those are for you to discover. Try not to Google the divisibility rules. Look for the patterns first. You can find a premade file for the table in the files section of the Arithmophobia No More Facebook group.

 

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