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This is a FUN factoring review that I use with my Algebra 1 classes. The worksheet includes 16 factoring problems that increase in difficulty. I've also included two designs/answer keys. This way students can work in pairs. They work the same problems, but will end up with different designs.
Prior to this worksheet we cover factoring by guess & check, grouping, splitting the middle, and the box method. I include "boxes" for harder problems, but I do not require my students to use the boxes.
Our art teacher provided a color wheel which I keep in my classroom. As I pass out the review sheet, I instruct students to choose their favorite color (color "A"), then use the color wheel to locate a triad for colors "B" and "C." The students enjoy using the color wheel, and this helps to ensure that the colors they select will go well together.
After this, students simply factor each problem, locate their answers on the grid, and color each section of the grid according to the design listed on their worksheet.
The coloring aspect adds a fun touch to the review, allows students to self-check their work, and makes grading a snap.
I hope that you will enjoy this review, and I welcome your feedback.