Factoring quadratic equations can be confusing. Take the confusion away by applying a multi-step process of something they already know how to do! This is an easy way to teach students how to factor quadratic equations.
Students should be given this document in the form of a packet they will keep except for the last page which will be their exit ticket. This can be taught in one 45 minute period and in my classrooms, it served well for my students who needed differentiation. I received 100% concept attainment after just 45 minutes evidenced by the exit ticket. Follow up the lesson with more practice factoring simple quadratic equations to cement the concept.