Review of the Methods of Factoring

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So many different factoring methods—how can we keep track of them all? Review different factoring methods for binomials, trinomials, and polynomials. Problem videos cover difference of squares, perfect square trinomial, reverse FOIL, factoring out a GCF, factoring by grouping, and sum and difference of cubes.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video set with those struggling with factoring methods
  • Create a flow map to help learners with factoring methods for different degree polynomials
Classroom Considerations

  • Video assumes class members know how to factor polynomials
Pros

  • Problem videos cover a wide variety of factoring methods
  • Examples include step-by-step explanations
Cons

  • Use of non-mathematical language, such as "things" when referring to terms
  • Concept video does not include any examples