Students who have experience with tough puzzles like those in Factors and Multiples
will get excited when making prior connections. Students may not only develop a feeling of accomplishment but also become leaders by helping their peers understand the material.
As students struggle through the factors of numbers, they will come across patterns, make predictions through the patterns, and finally test them. The explorations and puzzles ask students to work forward and backward. Different ways of thinking, diagraming, and finding answers will help the students master factoring at an incredibly high level.