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This one page worksheet helps prepare students for factoring in algebra by asking students to find factors of numbers that add to a certain sum, i.e. 'find the factors of 6 that add to 5'.
Again, this is a hugely important skill for factoring in algebra but students usually get to this advanced concept without previous practice on these mental puzzles. So let's start! For advanced younger students, these number puzzles can be fun and challenging. Needed prerequisite skills include finding factors, using mental math strategies, and knowing division.