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Design an instruction guide explaining the various methods of factoring.


It's time to show off your creativity and teaching skills! Imagine you are scheduled to teach others while presenting your factoring skills to the class. Your goal for this activity is to illustrate all of the different methods of factoring. You may do this by writing a song or poem, making a video or audio recording, constructing a game, or designing a visual presentation such as a flowchart or PowerPoint. You must demonstrate techniques for factoring all of the following:

  • Greatest Common Factors (GCF)
  • Special Products (Difference of Squares and Perfect Square Trinomials)
  • Factoring Trinomials
  • Factoring by Grouping (four-term polynomials and trinomials)
  • Sum and Difference of Cubes

This assessment is worth 20 points. You will be graded based on the rubric.

This activity may be done on your own or collaboratively. If you choose to do this activity collaboratively with another student, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Brainstorm and share ideas with your partner on how your project will be designed.
  • Split up the different concepts so each individual is covering half of the requirements
  • Collaborate and discuss each other's written work, mathematical accuracy, and overall design of the project.
  • Submit proof to your instructor of your collaboration. There are many 21st century tools available for effective collaboration and communication in the online environment. For more information about tools your school recommends, please visit the resource tools area in your course or contact your instructor.
  • Refer to Segment 1: Collaboration Opportunity for a scoring rubric and complete directions on submitting proof to your instructor of your collaboration.
Collaboration Opportunity

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