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Ch 5: 6th-8th Grade Math: Factoring

About This Chapter

Teach your 6th - 8th grade students how to factor, factor by grouping and perform other mathematical functions with the help of these video lessons. Use the self-assessment quizzes to make sure your students understand the rules for factoring.

Factoring - Chapter Summary

The information that is included in this factoring chapter aims to teach your elementary and middle school students about the process of factoring in algebra. The video lessons in this chapter can help your students understand how to combine variables and numbers, how to calculate factors of whole numbers and how to define mathematical terms such as constant and coefficient. The lessons are generally less than ten minutes long and they feature video tags for moving from topic to topic. A chapter examination is also included.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition and Example Teachers explain the process of factoring, including providing real-world examples and definitions for such terms as relatively prime, factor, constant, and coefficient.
Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation Elementary and middle school students learn how to simplify a fraction.
Factoring Out Variables: Instructions and Examples Students discover how to write factored expressions.
Combining Numbers and Variables When Factoring Instructors teach methods for determining the greatest common factor and for combining variables and numbers.
Transforming Factoring Into a Division Problem Students learn how to make factoring easier by completing the steps for reducing fractions through the process of division.
Factoring By Grouping: Steps, Verification and Examples In this lesson, students discover how to use the grouping method and how to verify if the solution is accurate.
Finding Factors of Whole Numbers Students complete practice problems that demonstrate this process.
Finding Multiples of Whole Numbers In this lesson, instructors explain how to find multiples of whole numbers.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: 6th-8th Grade Math: Factoring
What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example

1. What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example

Factoring with ordinary numbers involves knowing that 6 is the product of 2 and 3. But what about factoring in algebra? In this lesson, we'll learn the essential elements of algebra factoring.

Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation

2. Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation

Did you know that two fractions can look completely different, but actually be the same? In this lesson, we'll learn about equivalent fractions. We'll also learn to simplify fraction notation.

Factoring Out Variables: Instructions & Examples

3. Factoring Out Variables: Instructions & Examples

Let's find the factors. In this lesson, we'll learn how to factor out numbers or variables from an expression. We'll even learn how to factor variables with exponents.

Combining Numbers and Variables When Factoring

4. Combining Numbers and Variables When Factoring

With an expression, you know how to factor out a number, and you know how to factor out a variable. In this lesson, we'll learn how to factor out combined numbers and variables.

Transforming Factoring Into A Division Problem

5. Transforming Factoring Into A Division Problem

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can factor a problem by turning it into a division problem. Learn how this actually helps you to factor and keep your numbers straight.

Factoring By Grouping: Steps, Verification & Examples

6. Factoring By Grouping: Steps, Verification & Examples

How do you factor an expression if all the terms don't share a common factor? Grouping! In this lesson, we'll learn how to use grouping to help factor expressions.

Finding Factors of Whole Numbers

7. Finding Factors of Whole Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to factor any whole number that you are given. You will learn what factors are and how a whole number can have several different factors.

Finding Multiples of Whole Numbers

8. Finding Multiples of Whole Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will become a pro at finding multiples of whole numbers. Learn what they are and how you can visualize the process to make it easier for you.

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