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Monitor young mathematicians' understanding of multiples with a quick writing exercise. Using the three numbers Nina rolled with a set of dice, students must determine two multiples that they all have in common.
This simple problem would make an ideal exit card for assessing student learning prior to introducing the concept of least common multiples.
Consider turning this word problem into a hands-on activity, having groups of three students each roll a die and determine common multiples for the numbers they roll.
- Friendly numbers are used that lend themselves to finding common multiples
- Students are asked to provide a written explanation supporting their answer
- Exercise is available as an editable Word document