## Task

You are in charge of planning a class celebration. You are going to make treat bags for 24 students. In order to make the treat bags, you will need to buy packages of itunes cards, suckers and pencils. The itunes cards come in sets of two, the suckers a package of 8 and the pencils in packages of 6. You buy 12 packages of iTunes cards, 3 packages of suckers and 3 packages of pencils. Will you have enought supplies to put one of each in the 24 treat bags? Justify and explain.

## Factors

Factors are the numbers you multiply together to get another number:

Example: 3 and 4 are factors of 12, because 3x4=12.

Also 2x6=12 so 2 and 6 are also factors of 12, and 1x12=12 so 1 and 12 are factors of 12 as well.

So ALL the factors of 12 are 1,2,3,4,6 and 12

(and also -1,-2,-3,-4,-6 and -12).

Example: 3 and 4 are factors of 12, because 3x4=12.

Also 2x6=12 so 2 and 6 are also factors of 12, and 1x12=12 so 1 and 12 are factors of 12 as well.

So ALL the factors of 12 are 1,2,3,4,6 and 12

(and also -1,-2,-3,-4,-6 and -12).

## FACTOR GAMES

## Greatest Common Factor

The Greatest Common Factor is the Biggest Same Number that we multiply together to get a multiple or a product.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/greatest-common-factor.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/greatest-common-factor.html