Factor Forts, Grade 3


Students stack paper tubes in polygonal towers to see how addition, subtraction, multiplication and division all relate in a very tangible way.  Includes instructions for Grade 3 and hands-on materials for a small group of 4 students.

Activity Details

Math skills covered

  • Interpret products of whole numbers (3.OA.A.1)
  • Find the unknown number in a multiplication equation (3.OA.A.4)

What’s included

Digital resources

  • Teacher Guide for Grade 3
  • Display Slides for Grade 3

Hands-on materials (for 4 students)

  • Pack of neon cardstock paper
  • Pack of student printouts – grid numbers