A multiple is a number produced by multiplying a starting whole number by another whole number. Think of them as the numbers in the multiplication tables.

eg 3 x 4 = 12.

12 is a multiple of both 3 and 4.

The term ‘multiple’ is introduced much earlier than it used to be 30 or 40 years ago and now it is used in Year 3. This page looks at multiples of 2, 3, 5 and 10 with a simple yes or no answer. Those children who know their tables should find this quite easy. If tables are not known it becomes quite hard!

This maths worksheet can be found in our Year 3, Know Number Facts category.