Multiplying three factors in your calculations is a much more effective way of learning than reading the same three factors over again. You get the information you need quickly, but more importantly, the information you need can be more easily retained when you use formulas.
Three factors are not difficult to find. In fact, the first time I found them, they were hard to find.
When you multiply the first factor, then the next factor and finally the third factor, it’s important to make sure the results match. This can be done easily with a calculator but even better, with the power of a multiplication worksheet.
A worksheet will allow you to replace each individual number by a pair of numbers. You can also simply enter the number pair and type it in.
Multiplying three factors can really help you learn about a problem or concept. If you want to know how many seats you need at a particular event, you can simply use the first two factors. Type in the number of tickets, then the first two factors and then the last factor.
If you’re a fan of college football games, you can find your teams’ strength of schedule. For example, if you’re looking for which conference the Alabama Crimson Tide will play, look at the second factor. Use the first two factors to find out what the next best schedule would be for the Tide.
Before long, you’ll have a new source of information you can easily find with just a few simple steps. After all, this worksheet does not require the student to calculate every detail of a calculation.
While you certainly did not need to write out that the first factor in high-school algebra, there is no reason to repeat it when using the worksheet. The second factor is probably the first thing most people will see. On the other hand, because the third factor is secondary, it is hard to remember in an instant.