Today, we had a very hands on practical lesson learning about factor pairs. A factor pair is two numbers that when multiplied together give a particular product. For example, the number 24 has factor pairs of: 2 and 12; 1 and 24; 3 and 8; and 4 and 6.
We used multilink cubes to make arrays that allowed us to spot the factor pairs for numbers we were given.
‘Using multilink helped me see the numbers easily’
‘I always like using apparatus to help me’