Year 3 maths worksheet: Multiples

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.


Year 5 Calculator game: Multiples of 9

The final game in our calculator series looking at tables and multiples. Once again the idea of the game is to get four counters in a row, this time on a multiples of 9 grid. Recognising multiples of 9 is relatively easy as the digits always add up to 9 or a multiple of 9. But knowing exactly which multiple is needed is much harder. Why not challenge your children?!!

Multiples of 9 calculator game

Year 3 maths worksheet: Multiples

It is in year 3 that the term ‘multiple’ is introduced. Whilst there are some very complex explanations of the term ‘multiple’ it is best thought of  as a number produced by multiplying a starter number by another whole number. The answers to ‘tables’ are all multiples.

These two Year 3 maths worksheets ask whether various numbers are multiples of others and it is interesting to see how children tackle these. With a good knowledge of tables they are quite easy. Without this knowledge of tables it can take an awfully long time. So, make sure those tables have been learned!

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Calculator game: Multiples of 10

multiples of 10_larger numbersMultiples of ten are fairly easy to work out, but nevertheless this is a good game of strategy to play to help reinforce multiples of 10. Choose a number on the grid then try and make it on the calculator by multiplying a number by 10. If correct and the answer on the calculator matches the number on the grid place a coloured counter on the grid. Play then goes to your opponent, with the aim of trying to get 4 in a row.

Calculator game: Multiples of 10

Calculator game: Multiples of 5

multiples of 5_larger numbersThe idea of this game is to make a row of 4 in any direction before your opponent. Take it in turns to use the calculator to multiple chosen numbers to match numbers on the grid. This is excellent practice at multiplying and dividing by 5 mentally and then using the calculator to check answers. Suitable for year 3 upwards.

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Calculator game: Multiples of 4

multiples of 4_larger_numbersOnce children have learned the 4 times table this calculator game can be played. Set up the calculator to be a 4 times table machine by pressing 4 x x = 0 and then all you have to do to multiply a number by 4 is to type the number and press equals (don’t delete the answer before pressing the next number). Choose a number on the grid and say it out loud, then try and make that number by entering a number on the calculator and multiplying it by 4 by pressing =. If correct place a counter on the grid. Continue taking in turns with the aim of getting 4 in a row.

Complicated? Why not try the game and see just how easy it is.

Multiples of 4_larger numbers