Factorising expressions

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In this lesson you will learn how to factorise expressions into a single bracket.

This lesson includes:

  • one slideshow lesson
  • one downloadable activity

Created in partnership with Sparx

Learn

Make sure that you have read yesterday's lesson on how to expand brackets.

Factorising is the reverse of expanding brackets. To factorise, you need to identify any common factors that your terms have - and move these outside your brackets.

These slides will show you how:

Factorising expressions into a single bracket

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Practise

Activity 1

Factorising expressions into a single bracket

Download the activity below from Sparx . You can print it out, or use a pen and paper to answer the questions.

Factorising expressions into a single bracket

Click here to download the answer sheet.

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