Ch 40: TACHS: Factoring

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to improve your knowledge of factoring in algebra. Learn to find the factors of whole numbers and the multiples of whole numbers as you prepare for questions on the TACHS that will test your algebraic skills.

TACHS: Factoring - Chapter Summary

As part of your preparations for the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS), watch these lessons and complete the assessments to improve your factoring skills. Each lesson is taught by an expert instructor who will help you prepare by explaining:

  • Examples of factoring in algebra
  • Fraction notation and solving equivalent expressions
  • Steps in factoring out variables
  • Combining numbers and variables
  • Using division problems to factor
  • How to factor by grouping
  • Finding factors and multiples of whole numbers

Following these lesson videos, fortify your retention of the information presented in them by reading the lesson transcripts. Test your understanding of these lessons by taking the lesson quizzes. These quizzes will provide you with video tags to re-review the parts of the lessons that you want to go over again.

TACHS: Factoring Objectives

One of the factors used to determine your acceptance into a Catholic high school is your performance on the TACHS. This entrance exam is use to assess the academic skills of students in the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens. On this test, you will see four sub-tests: reading, language, mathematics and ability. The second part of the math test will evaluate your ability to use operations and problem solving strategies to solve math problems. This chapter will help improve your skills in factoring so that you can improve your capacity to answer questions with algebraic elements.

8 Lessons in Chapter 40: TACHS: 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.

Finding Factors of Whole Numbers

7. 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

8. 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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