A few years ago, I taught an Algebra 2 class in which each student had been exposed to the concept of factoring in the past, yet very few of them could actually factor everything. I had to take a few days to regroup and reteach it, and before the test, we did a "factoring reboot."
Basically, I had them review factoring trinomials, differences of squares, and differences and sums of cubes.
I use this activity within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.
The file includes spiral review problems.
For this worksheet, I expect students to show their work on a separate sheet of paper.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.
Keywords: factoring, factoring trinomials, Jonnard