Students find the Greatest Common Factors (GCF)
for polynomial expressions. The solutions are used to solve a maze, which serves as a key.
6w + 9
15ac - 12ab
★★★ T E A C H I N G T I P ★★★
Insist students show some work, or at the very least, write the individual GCF answers next to each expression at the top. This will make it pretty obvious to identify those students who just copy the shaded path and don't think it through. Also, I usually offer a couple extra credit points for correct papers using color and filled in neatly. My philosophy is that while neatness isn't essential for accuracy, it *is* one component in developing precision and intent while doing calculations.
★★★ Related Products ★★★
#B275 - Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of Polynomials Bundle
#272 - Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of Polynomials - Picture (Puppy)
#273 - Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of Polynomials - Riddle
#275 - Distributive Property Riddle