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Algebra-1

You will factor algebraic expressions that are in the form of the difference of two squares, the difference of two cubes, and the sum of two cubes.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

- Factor algebraic expressions that are in the form of the difference of two squares.
- Factor algebraic expressions that are in the form of the differences of two cubes.
- Factor algebraic expressions that are in the form of the sum of two cubes.

Factorization is a core algebraic skill that is a prerequisite to nearly every higher mathematics course. It provides a method for solving polynomial equations and simplifying complicated expressions. More abstractly, factorization has deep interpretations in the contexts of algebra, number theory, geometry, or applied mathematics.

Approximate Time | 25 Minutes |

Pre-requisite Concepts | Students should know the how to calculate the area of a square and the volume of a cube, apply the distributive property, find a common factor for all terms in an algebraic expression, multiply polynomials, and apply the power of a power property of exponents. |

Course | Algebra-1 |

Type of Tutorial | Skills Application |

Key Vocabulary | difference of two cubes, difference of two squares, factoring |