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Ch 19: OAE Middle Grades Math: Factoring

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Get all the factoring practice you'll need to prepare for OAE Middle Grades Math test questions on algebra and functions. Video lessons and quizzes in this chapter cover methods for factoring variables, whole numbers and fractions.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Factoring - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to hone your factoring skills and prepare for the OAE Middle Grades Math exam. Instructors teaching these lessons can help you review the steps required to:

  • Identify equivalent rational expressions
  • Factor out variables
  • Factor out combined numbers and variables
  • Use division to factor out the greatest common factor
  • Factor by grouping
  • Find factors and multiples of whole numbers

Review factoring topics when and where you want with study materials accessible on your mobile device. These modular video lessons and self-checking quizzes make it easy to tackle each exam topic at a pace that works for you.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Factoring Chapter Objectives

The OAE Middle Grades Math test is a teacher licensing exam that includes 150 multiple-choice questions and is administered to prospective teachers in Ohio.

Instruction in this chapter can be used to prepare for questions requiring you to simplify and factor algebraic expressions and equations. These types of problems are included in the exam's algebra and functions content domain, which makes up roughly 33% of exam content.

9 Lessons in Chapter 19: OAE Middle Grades Math: Factoring
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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.

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.

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