Ch 15: MTTC Mathematics (Elementary): Factoring & Divisibility

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Use this chapter to review factoring and divisibility to make sure you're ready for the MTTC Mathematics (Elementary) exam. These lessons will allow you to ensure you understand these mathematical skills.

MTTC Mathematics (Elementary): Factoring & Divisibility - Chapter Summary

The MTTC Mathematics (Elementary) exam will include questions about factoring and divisibility. This chapter includes lessons that will help you prepare by reviewing:

  • Definitions of factoring and factor pairs
  • Tips for teaching factoring
  • How to find factors and multiples of whole numbers
  • Equivalent expressions, fraction notation and factoring by grouping
  • How to factor out variables
  • Ways to combine numbers and variables when factoring
  • Turning factoring into division
  • Divisibility by various numbers

Our expert instructors designed each video lesson to walk you through these mathematical processes. You'll also discover interactive quizzes that allow you to find the solutions to problems involving factoring and divisibility.

13 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTTC Mathematics (Elementary): Factoring & Divisibility
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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.

What Is a Factor Pair?

2. What Is a Factor Pair?

In this lesson, we'll review factors and products before learning about factor pairs. We'll then view a few examples of finding the factor pairs of different products. After, you can test your knowledge in a brief quiz.

How to Teach Factoring

3. How to Teach Factoring

Learning how to factor is an important foundation to many more complex mathematical activities. This lesson will offer you a range of choices that will help you teach factoring to children.

Finding Factors of Whole Numbers

4. 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

5. 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.

Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

Divisibility by 2, 3, and 4

11. Divisibility by 2, 3, and 4

In this video lesson, you will learn what it means to be divisible. Also, you'll see what numbers are divisible by 2, 3, and 4. You will also learn how you can check if something is divisible by these numbers.

Divisibility by 5, 6, and 7

12. Divisibility by 5, 6, and 7

In this video lesson, we will see what numbers can be divided equally by 5, 6, and 7. Learn the pattern that you can use to find other numbers divisible by 5, 6 and 7. Learn how you can visualize divisibility.

Divisibility by 8, 9, and 10

13. Divisibility by 8, 9, and 10

In this video lesson, we will see what numbers are divisible by 8, 9, and 10. You will learn how you can figure out these numbers yourself. Learn what it means to be divisible.

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