All algebra teachers wish their students were better at factoring. Your students will get great practice with this essential skill as they work through these 9 circuits. In each circuit, the problems become progressively more difficult so it is great for differentiated instruction. To advance in the circuit students must search for ONE of their factors. This game element and self-check aspect of the format keeps students engaged.
My students love the circuit format! They stay engaged, they talk and discuss, they lean over effortlessly to help each other. The only prep you have to do as a teacher is work the circuit ahead of your students so you understand the unpacking of the idea. The circuit takes care of the rest! Mine do not get up when the bell rings!
Here are the circuits that included with the links (copy and paste each link to read a more detailed description / product review). In addition -- there is a factoring matching activity included!
1. Greatest Common Factor https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Circuit-Training-GCF-Factoring-1611858
NEW: Appears at the very end of the bundle: Factoring basic quadratic trinomials (a = 1, c > 0). Great for differentiated instruction!
2. Basic Quadratic Trinomials (a = 1)
3. Quadratic Trinomials (a not equal to 1)
4. Difference of Squares
5. Factoring (mixed)
6. By Grouping
7. Solving Quadratic Equations
8. Advanced Factoring
NEW: Factoring Matching Activity! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Matching-Activity-Factoring-algebra-2770213
There are no answer keys included in my circuits since the answers are imbedded in the circuit. The only think the teacher needs to do ahead of time is work the circuit to see the idea unfold and to determine what kind of examples / notes might be needed before the students dig in. If you ever find a mistake or get stuck on a circuit, please do not hesitate to get in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org