Happy Thursday everyone! We're just 6 short weeks away from the end of the year, which just blows my mind. There is a *whole* lot to do between now and then. ...BUUUUUT since my last blog post, my Algebra Part 1 students have learned to FULLY FACTOR! I am amazed! These rock-stars are factoring the … Continue reading Factoring Part 2: Grouping

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# Factoring Part 1: GCF

I won't lie... Quarter 3 completely got away from me. My last post was almost 4 months ago and Quarter 4 starts tomorrow! But better late than never, right? Tomorrow I will begin factoring out the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) with my ESOL Algebra Part 1 kids. (You're probably thinking... what?! Is she crazy?!) So … Continue reading Factoring Part 1: GCF

# Prime Factors *with cakes and ladders*

Prime factorization with factor trees (actually, using factor trees in general), in my opinion and experience, is the WORST! Organized kids can usually keep track of what they need to, but many struggling students lose "branches" of their trees and forget that they still need to factor composite numbers like 6. If a kid learned … Continue reading Prime Factors *with cakes and ladders*