This graphic organizer or step-by-step process helps students factor factorable quadratic expressions when "a" is equal to any number. The process is practical than merely "guessing and checking", as it zeros in on plausible coefficients and constants. This process is nice to us since it should not be forgotten; it is built from knowledge of multiplying binomials. This product includes one page that has an example and a blank graphic organizer. Another sheet has 6 copies of the graphic organizer that can be copied back to back and either used as is or cut into individual templates to hand out. This product was created by Susan M. Walker.