Maths Without Limits
Opening Young Minds to Endless Possibilities

This activity is an open exploration into the multiples of different numbers, and their links with other multiples.  It would sit well at a point where pupils are familiar with the multiples of 2, 5 & 10 and also with 3, 4 & 9 and are now at the stage where they are exploring the multiples of 6, 7 & 8. It has been used successfully in a single lesson with a capable group of nine year olds, to introduce activities for them to continue on in further lessons without teacher support.

It explores the following questions:

What visualisations can we use to explain multiples?

What are the links between the multiples of different numbers?

How do common multiples work?

In the course of the teaching, four different follow-up activities are suggested.

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