Multiples and factors

Home learning focus

Learn about multiples and how to work out the factors of a number.

This includes:

  • three videos looking at multiples and factors
  • two practical activities

Learn

Find out what multiples are with this video from KS2 Maths.

Multiples

Multiples are really just extended times tables.

The multiples of 2 are all the numbers in the 2 times table, such as 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and so on.

Multiples of 2 always end with a 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0. You can tell 2286, for example, is a multiple of 2 because it ends with a 6.

The multiples of 5 are all the numbers in the 5 times table, such as 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and so on.

Multiples of 5 always end with a 5 or a 0. You can tell 465, for example, is a multiple of 5 because it ends with a 5.

Multiples mash-up

Join in with this video from BBC Supermovers to learn about the multiples of 3, 6, 7, 8 and 12.

What are factors?

Watch this video from BBC Bitesize as ants arrange themselves into different groups to explain how factors work.

Factors are numbers that divide exactly into another number.

For example, the factors of 8 are:

1, 2, 4, 8

Factors can be shown in pairs. Each pair multiplies to make 8.

The factor pairs of 8 can be shown:

1 x 8 = 8

2 x 4 = 8

Practise

Activity 1

Factors worksheet

Can you complete all the questions on this worksheet from Classroom Secrets?

Factors worksheet

Click here for answers and guidance for parents.

Activity 2

Frog hop game

This multiples and factors game from Numicon, Oxford University Press will help with recognise numbers that are multiples of 2 and multiples of 10.

Frog Hop Game

There's more to learn

Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.

KS2 Maths
BBC Bitesize Daily
7 - 11 Maths
Primary games
Join the Super Movement!
KS2 English