Need another way to help your students learn how to factor polynomials? Need additional practice finding GCF before moving on to factoring?
This activity provides 20 task cards that give students a different way to practice finding Greatest Common Factors and multiplying monomials. This activity can lead into factoring trinomials for your Algebra 1 students or even offer a review for your Algebra 2 students that might need a refresher on factoring.
A few ways to use these cards:
*Option 1: Have students sit in partners. Give each set of partners one card. Partners are to work together to fill in the missing terms, write the polynomial in standard form and factored form. Once a partnership has finished, trade cards with another group until all cards have been completed.
*Option 2: Have students sit in groups of 4. Give each group 3-4 cards. Groups should rotate cards to fill in the missing terms, write the polynomials in standard form and factored form. Once cards are completed, trade with another group.
*Option 3: Hang cards around the room. Students can work in pairs and begin with one card. They are to fill in the missing terms, write the polynomial in standard form and factored form and then move on to another card.