Greatest Common Factor, Monomials

Model how to find the greatest common factor of monomial expressions with a video that works through three examples. The first is a constant, the second a single variable expression, and the third is a multivariable example.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pause the video after the presentation of each problem and ask for suggestions for the greatest common factor
  • Create a set of practice problems similar to the lesson problems
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes an understanding of factors and factor trees
Pros

  • Shows progressively more difficult examples that build upon the previous
  • The use of color helps pupils follow the work in each step
Cons

  • None
Common Core