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Ch 5: 8th Grade Math: Factoring

About This Chapter

This chapter can assist you in teaching your 8th grade students about factoring in algebra. The brief video lessons provide techniques for factoring out variables and finding multiples of whole numbers. When you give the short lesson quizzes, you can monitor your students' grasp of factoring.

Factoring - Chapter Summary

Through the video lessons in this factoring chapter, you can teach your 8th grade students about the process of finding equivalent expressions and simplifying fraction notation. Middle schoolers also see how to use division to reduce fractions as well as how to combine numbers and variables. Use the chapter examination, along with the multiple-choice lesson quizzes, to make sure your students understand factoring.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example Students discover the steps for algebra factoring.
Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation Instructors teach students about equivalent fractions.
Factoring Out Variables: Instructions and Examples This lesson outlines the steps for factoring variables with exponents.
Combining Numbers and Variables When Factoring Students discover how to combine variables and numbers.
Transforming Factoring Into a Division Problem This lesson teaches students to find and divide by the greatest common factor.
Factoring by Grouping: Steps, Verification and Examples In this lesson, students learn about grouping and factoring, and they complete practice problems.
Finding Factors of Whole Numbers Students are taught how to find factors of any whole numbers.
Finding Multiples of Whole Numbers This lesson gives techniques for finding multiples of whole numbers, including visualization.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: 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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