There are 3 sheets in this file. The factoring cheat sheet is a summary of the main factoring identities and pattern of polynomials. It could be used as a quick reference guide. It could also be used as an enlarged poster in the classroom. Another sheet summarizes the identities used in factoring 2 terms while the third sheet summarizes the patterns used in factoring 3 terms.
You could distribute these sheets to students and ask them to use them at all times as a reference. The 3 pattern sheet could be used with communicators as students are becoming familiar with the patterns when factoring 3 terms.