This is an awesome foldable for any interactive math journal. Factor Puzzles are a simple way to teach students to understand, set up and solve proportion problems. The factor puzzle allows students to discover a missing number by finding common factor of products. This foldable will simplify the process and ensure that they are factor puzzle professionals in no time at all. Thus, when they are introduced to the concept of a proportion, they will have no problem actually solving the problem.
This foldable breaks the basics of factor puzzles into several simple, focused, and progressive steps. The foldable starts by building a “Multiplication Tool Box” so that students do not have to have multiplication facts memorized to be successful. Next, it introduces the parts of a factor puzzle while simultaneously reviewing the concepts of rows, columns, factors, and products. Finally, students are given a step by step guide to solve factor puzzles with examples . This is the perfect tool for any struggling student!