This problem offers opportunities for students to reinforce their understanding of factors and multiples and provides them the chance to justify their solutions. The goal is for the students to create number chains of four whole numbers that can range from 2 to 100 and each consecutive number is a multiple of the previous number. The Teachers' Notes page offers suggestions for implementation, key discussion questions, ideas for extension and support, and a link to a spreadsheet for students to experiment with placing numbers in specific boxes in the chain.


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