This foldable gives steps and examples of 3 different ways to factor a polynomial:
2. Difference of 2 Perfect Squares (D2PS)
2. ac Method (also sometimes called Reverse FOIL)
Included in the download are directions for creating the foldable, the student foldable, and a teacher key.
Once the foldable is created, you could do this as a whole class activity, math centers, or as a homework assignment.