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Ch 24: NES Middle Grades Math: Factoring

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Algebra would not be possible without the operation known as factoring. In this chapter, you can review the process of factoring equations as you prepare for the NES Middle Grades Math exam's questions on the topic.

NES Middle Grades Math: Factoring - Chapter Summary

Factoring equations and problems is an important step in the learning process of all levels of algebra. The video lessons contained in this section can help you review the steps for factoring by grouping and other related concepts you may be asked about on the NES Middle Grades Math exam. Use this chapter to review:

  • Types of factoring in algebra
  • Equivalent expressions
  • Factoring out and combining variables
  • Transforming factoring to division
  • Steps for factoring by grouping
  • Doing arithmetic with whole numbers
  • Finding factors and multiples of whole numbers

This chapter can refresh your memory of factoring and get you ready for related exam questions. When you are finished using the lessons, print out the worksheets included with the chapter and review any points you want. If you find an area that seems to be giving you trouble, contact one of our experts for help.

NES Middle Grades Math: Factoring Chapter Objectives

The ultimate goal of the NES Middle Grades Math exam is to test your mathematics knowledge and skills as part of the process to earn a subject-specific teaching certification. Questions about factoring are part of the Algebra and Functions content domain of the exam. This domain is worth 33% of the exam score. The entire test is made up of 150 multiple-choice questions.

The lessons in this chapter serve to help you choose the best answer when answering questions on factoring on the exam. There are self-assessment quizzes for every lesson to give you an idea of what to expect on the actual NES Middle Grades Math test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 24: NES Middle Grades Math: Factoring
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Arithmetic with Whole Numbers

7. Arithmetic with Whole Numbers

There are four basic mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These four operations are used in a wide range of everyday skills and are the fundamental blocks of arithmetic.

Finding Factors of Whole Numbers

8. 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

9. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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