(a) 3 positive integer factors
(b) 5 pos int factors
(c) 7 factors
Is this topic in the middle school core standards? Under divisibility? Factors?
Have you seen questions like these on state tests? SATs?
What strategy would you like your 6th-8th graders to use? Assuming they don't know a 'rule' for this problem, how can they best discover a pattern? Would it make sense for students to make a 2-column table of integers and number of factors?
Why am I addressing middle school curriculum when the title of this post refers to SATs?
Is this question not worth all the time it would consume?
Do you believe this question is only for the 'mathletes' who take math contests?
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