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Ch 23: Factoring: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Factoring chapter of this GED Math Help and Review course is the simplest way to master factoring. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of factoring.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering GED math material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to prepare for the GED math exam. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to factor algebraic expressions
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning math (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about factoring
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra math learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Factoring chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Factoring chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any factoring question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a factoring unit of a standard high school math course. Topics covered include:

  • Finding the prime factorization of a number
  • Using prime factorizations to find least common multiples
  • Finding the greatest common factor
  • Finding equivalent fraction expressions
  • Simplifying fraction notation
  • Factoring out variables
  • Combining numbers and variables
  • Reducing fractions with division
  • Factoring by grouping

10 Lessons in Chapter 23: Factoring: Help and Review
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.

How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number

2. How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number

The prime factorization of a number involves breaking that number down to its smallest parts. This lesson will show you two different ways to discover the prime factorization of any number.

Using Prime Factorizations to Find the Least Common Multiples

3. Using Prime Factorizations to Find the Least Common Multiples

Finding the least common multiple can seem like a lot of work. But we can use prime factorization as a shortcut. Find out how and practice finding least common multiples in this lesson.

Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

What is a Factor Tree? - Definition & Example

9. What is a Factor Tree? - Definition & Example

In this lesson, you'll review factors and prime numbers, and also learn what a factor tree is and see how it works to reveal any number's prime factorization. Then, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.

The Box Method for Factoring

10. The Box Method for Factoring

After reading this lesson, you'll know how to use the box method to help you factor polynomials that may not be as easy to factor using other methods. You'll see how the box method breaks down the factoring for you.

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