Factoring by Grouping Practice Activity
After teaching factoring by grouping I found that my students needed more practice with the concept. I made this activity for my Math Lab students who struggle with more complex concepts of Algebra.
There are 8 questions that the students are to factor by grouping:
1. Insert Parentheses ( )
2. Find the GCF of each parentheses
3. Factor out the GCF and write the remaining factors
4. Group your terms together:
first parentheses are what is the same, second parentheses is the GCF's or "leftovers"
Once they factor them, they compare their answers to the list of factors in the middle of the page and match them together.
I like to use this method of practice, so that my students can self check as they go and make necessary changes to make sure they match.
Included in this download is an answer sheet and a copy of a completely worked out activity.
Christy Plumley White
(If you like this download you should also check out my "Factoring Trinomial Puzzle" and "Factoring out the Greatest Common Factor from Polynomials" Activity!)