This Common Core expressions and equations lesson covers how to factor expressions. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will determine a factor the terms have in common, rewrite each term as a product using the common factor, and rewrite the expression as a product of expressions using the common factor. Finally, they will interpret the factored expression stating what it is equivalent to. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.
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