Ch 7: Chapter 7: Factoring Polynomials

About This Chapter

The Factoring Polynomials chapter of this Holt McDougal Algebra I Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with factoring polynomials. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Factoring Polynomials textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Factoring Polynomials chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the factoring polynomials topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • Using factoring in algebra
  • Calculating the greatest common factor
  • Using groups to factor
  • Identifying the properties of polynomial functions
  • Factoring polynomials and special products
  • Selecting the right factoring method for polynomial expressions

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6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Chapter 7: Factoring Polynomials
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What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example

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

In algebra, factoring is used to simplify an algebraic expression by finding the greatest common factors that are shared by the terms in the expression. Explore the factoring process, learn how to identify the factors of an expression or term, and practice examples.

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 is found by breaking a number down to its prime factors. Discover the definitions of prime number, factor, and prime factorization and explore factors of a number, prime numbers, and the two methods used for finding prime factorization.

How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

3. How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

To find the greatest common factor, look at all the factors of two numbers and see which factor is the largest that they have in common. Learn what a factor is and study examples of how to find the greatest common factor.

Factoring By Grouping: Steps, Verification & Examples

4. Factoring By Grouping: Steps, Verification & Examples

In algebra, factoring is a technique to simplify an expression by reversing the multiplication process. Learn about factoring by grouping, review the three steps, explore splitting the middle term, and work examples to practice verification.

Polynomial Functions: Properties and Factoring

5. Polynomial Functions: Properties and Factoring

Polynomial functions are those in which the sum is multiplied by its constants and can be used to describe virtually any occurrence. Learn about the properties of polynomials and quadratic polynomials, factoring quadratics, and how to solve them using the quadratic equation.

Factoring Polynomial Expressions

6. Factoring Polynomial Expressions

In algebra, it is important to know how to factor polynomial expressions. Learn some different methods of factoring polynomial expressions, including factoring quadratics, using the greatest common factor, and grouping, as well as how and when to use these methods.

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