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Ch 24: WEST Middle Grades Math: Factoring

About This Chapter

The WEST Middle Grades Mathematics test has been replaced with the NES Middle Grades Mathematics exam. As part of your review for this exam, watch the lesson videos of this chapter on factoring.

WEST Middle Grades Mathematics: Factoring - Chapter Summary

The professional instructors in this series of lesson videos will step you through the process of factors for both algebraic equations and numbers. After this chapter you should be prepared to answer questions on the WEST Middle Grades Mathematics test about:

  • Equivalent expressions and fraction notations
  • Factoring out variables
  • Converting factoring problems into division problems
  • Finding factors and multiples of whole numbers

If you think you would benefit from an alternative way of reviewing the lessons in this chapter, read over the lesson transcripts that present the same information but in a written format. Be sure to fortify your understanding of the material by completing the worksheets and quizzes of these lessons. You can also use the lesson quizzes to find areas of weakness, then organize a review of these topics with video tags which are linked to the key points of the lesson videos.

9 Lessons in Chapter 24: WEST 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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