This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses how to factor special products. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. The student... or educator may want to open the video to 'full screen' as the instructor is using a black background and the writing is small.[more]

This is a ThinkWell video that was actually made for college Algebra, but it can be used for high school Algebra as well. This video is about factoring: difference of two perfect squares, and factoring a quartic (as he calls it in the video). (07:17)

(Parody of Teach Me How To Dougie by Cali Swag District) A teacher made video and song teaching the high school math students how to factor. This is a great resource to help teach mastery of these important skills. (03:32)

This video shows how to factor common multiples. The video is slow-paced and fully demonstrates how to factor common multiples. It also uses tiles as a visual to show how to factor.

This eight minute video teaches how to factor a polynomial with more than one variable, how to factor -15wx + 3wxy + -9y, how you can check to make sure to factor correctly and multiply and simplify a polynomial expression. For example, simplify and ...factor 4x(y + -1) + -3(4xy + -4x), and also how you factor -8xy + 8x.[more]

This is a ThinkWell video that was actually made for College Algebra, but it can be used for high school Algebra as well. This video is about factoring: factoring out the greatest common factor, difference of perfect cubes, factoring a trinomial, and... factoring a perfect square. (6:41)[more]

This three minute video explains this process using a narrator and a white board. First, you must find the Factors for example 4(x+y)=4x+4y. In that equation 4 X and Y are the factors. An error is noted and corrected on the video. The video moves fai...rly rapidly and so the teacher may wish to stop it to allow students to catch-up with the information.[more]

In this lesson, students learn to factor a polynomial that has four terms by grouping the first two terms together and the last two terms together, then factoring out the Greatest Common Factor from each group. For example, to factor ax -- ay + cx --... cy, the first step is to factor out an "a" from the first two terms, and factor out a "c" from the last two terms, to get a(x -- y) + c(x -- y). The problem can now be thought of as two terms, each with a Greatest Common Factor of (x -- y), so an (x -- y) can be factored out, to get (x -- y)(a + c). (02:01)[more]

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