# 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.

Final Exam
Chapter Exam

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