# Factoring with GCF (Part 1)

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In this lesson, the teacher reviews the three primary methods of factoring polynomials: greatest common factor, quadratic factoring, and grouping. The focus is on factoring with the greatest common factor method, using the slow and fast ways to find it. The teacher also explains how factoring is like the reverse distributive property and shows how to factor by dividing each term by the greatest common factor. Overall, this lesson provides a comprehensive overview of factoring with the greatest common factor method.

Lesson Description:

Review of how to factor using the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) method.

• How do you factor polynomials using the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) method?
• How do you find what is in common between terms of a polynomial?
• How do you factor and find the GCF of 3st^2 - 9s^3t + 6s^2t^2?
• What is the reverse distributive property?
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This lesson is a quick review of factoring polynomials by finding the Greatest Common Factor. This is an Algebra 2 lesson, although this material should also have been learned in Algebra 1. More techniques for factoring polynomials can be found in parts 2 and 3.