Common Multiples

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes about your classmates’ thinking as to how they know the square they built is the smallest square possible.

Hint:

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • What strategy did you use to make your squares?
  • How can you determine the length of your squares?
  • Explain how you know that you found the smallest possible square.
  • What does the length of a square represent?
  • What does the length of the smallest square represent?
  • Where do you see a multiple represented in your model?
  • Where do you see a common multiple represented in your model?
  • Where do you see the least common multiple represented in your model?