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Factor Pairs

Today in maths you will be exploring factor pairs, something we haven't looked at yet. Remember a 'factor' is a number that multiplies with another to make a total. So in 3x2=6, 3 and 2 are both factors, they are a __factor pair. __2 numbers that multiply together are a factor pair. Today we are going to explore factor pairs and try and find different factor pairs for the same total.

So:

3 x 2 = 6 3 and 2 are a factor pair.

1 x 6=6 1 and 6 are a factor pair

You could also say that 2x3=6 and 6x1=6, but these use the same numbers we already have.

So the factor pairs of 6 are **3,2** and **1,6**.

If you're still confused, watch this video to help you out. If you think you've got it, skip to the Powerpoint below to have a look at some examples of questions.

If you still want more of a challenge for factor pairs, then have a go at these worksheets. The questions get harder as they go on!

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