The **Factor Pair Spoons Game **is a new game that was inspired by participants in the Professional Development Series that I’m conducting every month this semester at my college. Last month’s topic was ‘Playing Games to Learn Math’ and I asked the participants to come up with a game for a topic that they felt was a difficult topic for students. This game is a variation on what they came up with. The spoons game was one of their suggestions, but they ended up turning it into more of a rummy-style game because they thought that the spoons might become too chaotic for some students in the classroom.

# Tag Archives: Factoring

# FOIL is for BAKED CHICKEN

# “Factor Gate” Activity

# What the Factor! — New Factoring Game!

See the video for a brief explanation from me of everything that is in the file. If you use this game, I would love to have your feedback. Thanks!

# More Videos

I first heard about these two videos from this Tech the Pluge post, but what isn’t mentioned there is that there are more videos that can be found.

Additional Videos: Getting Triggy Wit It and Teach Me How To Factor

Additional Videos: Facebook for Math Nerds, Glee for Math Nerds, The Tonsil Hockey Team

# Factoring widget using Wolfram|Alpha

Here is my first ever Wolfram|Alpha widget. I’m not sure how useful it will be, but here it is anyway.

http://developer.wolframalpha.com/widgets/gallery/view.jsp?id=15c33a5faaac529…

# New Activity for Prime Polynomials

This is what I am going to use with my Beginning Algebra students to reinforce the idea of **prime polynomials**. The majority of the polynomials are prime.

# Factoring the Difference of Two Perfect Squares

# Factoring Activities and More

A few weeks ago a colleague of mine was in need of an activity for Factoring. He was ahead of his pacing chart and wanted something to fill up some class time with. I referred him towww.ilovemath.org, which has hundreds of free activities to download. Here is a list of a few that I have successfully used the in the classroom: