{FREE} Factoring Polynomials Practice: Cut & Paste Pages

Factoring polynomials is such an essential, foundational skill in Algebra. As students move on to more advanced concepts and even into higher levels of math study, they will still need to factor to solve all sorts of problems. So building a strong foundation and providing lots and lots of practice is the key. So today I’m sharing a really easy and low-prep way to provide extra factoring polynomials practice using some simple cut & paste pages.

This simple set of cut and paste pages is the perfect low-prep factoring polynomials practice. This FREE download includes 4 different pages of polynomials plus answer keys.

*Please Note: This post contains affiliate links which support the work of this site. Read our full disclosure here.*

How to Introduce Factoring Polynomials

When I taught Algebra, I tried to introduce any new concept using simple whole numbers. I wanted to remind students of the underlying mathematical concepts so that hopefully they would see how that translates to algebraic expressions with variables.

Because the underlying concept of multiplication is the same, whether you have whole numbers, fractions or x + y.

So did my students think it was silly for me to remind them how to find the factors of 24? Yes.

Did it help them to see that just like 12 x 2 = 24, the factors (x + 3) (4) = 4x + 12? Yes.

I would also encourage you to use an area model to visualize multiplication so you can see the factors.

Because again, the concept is the same, even when they factors are (x + 3) and (4). To create an area model using variables, I recommend using algebra tiles.

When students are ready to practice finding factors of polynomials on their own, you can pull out these simple cut & paste pages.

Materials Needed for the Factoring Practice Pages:

Factoring Polynomials Practice Cut & Paste:

Using these practice pages is fairly straightforward. Each page includes a set of polynomials.

This simple set of cut and paste pages is the perfect low-prep factoring polynomials practice. This FREE download includes 4 different pages of polynomials plus answer keys.

At the bottom are a collection of factors for students to cut out.

This simple set of cut and paste pages is the perfect low-prep factoring polynomials practice. This FREE download includes 4 different pages of polynomials plus answer keys.

They then solve each problem by finding the correct factors and gluing them down below the problem.

This simple set of cut and paste pages is the perfect low-prep factoring polynomials practice. This FREE download includes 4 different pages of polynomials plus answer keys.

And that’s it!

This download includes 4 different practice pages:

  • 1 page of quadratics where a = 1
  • 1 page of quadratics where a is >1
  • 1 page of polynomials with 4 terms to practice solving by grouping
  • 1 page of sum & difference of cubes

It also includes answer keys for each page, making this easy for you as well!

This simple set of cut and paste pages is the perfect low-prep factoring polynomials practice. This FREE download includes 4 different pages of polynomials plus answer keys.

I hope you enjoy this set of factoring polynomials practice pages!

This simple set of cut and paste pages is the perfect low-prep factoring polynomials practice. This FREE download includes 4 different pages of polynomials plus answer keys.

{Click HERE to go to my shop and grab the Factoring Polynomials Practice pages}

Looking for more Algebra resources? Try one of the following:

Never Run Out of Fun Math Ideas

If you enjoyed this post, you will love being a part of the Math Geek Mama community! Each week I send an email with fun and engaging math ideas, free resources and special offers. Join 163,000+ readers as we help every child succeed and thrive in math! PLUS, receive my FREE ebook, 5 Math Games You Can Play TODAY, as my gift to you!

Powered by ConvertKit

Similar Posts