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Solve it!
Solve It! Multiples of Four

Edward Mooney 

February 2007, Volume 12, Issue 6, Page 319


The multiples of four problem is introduced and solutions are provided to the challenge to create the smallest sum with multiples of four using certain digits.

The aim of Solve It! is to provide teachers with meaningful, mathematically rich problems that invoke thoughtful and innovative student responses. Solve It! poses a problem for classroom use and gives a solution to a previously published problem.  Solve It! is a regular department of Teaching Children Mathematics. Student solutions are highlighted in The Thinking of Students department of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.

Grades 6-8
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Number Theory
Whole Numbers / Natural Numbers / Counting Numbers