# Greatest Common Factor - Smyrna School District Greatest Common Factor LESSON ESSENTIAL QUESTION WHAT IS A GREATEST COMMON FACTOR (GCF)? HOW DO YOU USE GCF TO FACTOR FUNCTIONS? JOURNAL Explain how to reduce the fraction 9/12. Dont just do it, explain in words HOW to

do reduce a fraction. Reducing a fraction Reduce the fraction 9/12 into simplest form Did you know that since elementary school, you have been using Greatest Common Factors when you reduce fractions

We are going to take our knowledge of GCF to another level today What is a factor? What is a factor? Factors are the numbers you multiply together to get another number List all the factors of 12

1, 12, 2, 6, 3, 4 List all the factors of 16 1, 16, 2, 8, 4 What is GCF? What is a Greatest Common Factor (GCF)? The highest number that divides

exactly into 2 or more numbers. Now that we know what the factors of 12 and 16 are, lets take a look at the GCF of 12 and 16. What should we be looking for? GCF of 12 and 16 Step 1: Find all

the factors of each number Step 2: Circle the common factors Step 3: Choose the greatest number circled of the common factors

Factors of 12: 1, 12, 2, 6, 3, 4 Factors of 16: 1, 16, 2, 8, 4 4 is the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)

What is the GCF of 60 & 96? Factors of 60 1 60 2 30 3 20 4 15 5 12 6 10

Factors of 96 1 2 3 4 6 8 96

48 32 24 16 12 SKETCHS WORLD GCF GAME Help Sketch stay away from the eraser by finding the GC

F http:// www.fun4thebrain.com/beyondfacts/gcfsketc h.html 2 ways to GCF There are 2 ways to finding the Greatest Common Factor..We have explored one of

the ways! 1. Listing all factors and picking the largest one 2. Prime factorization Now, we need to discuss what a prime What is a prime number? A prime number is a number that can only be

divided by only 1 and itself. A composite number is a number greater than one that is not prime. It has factors. Prime or composite? 37 prime 51 composite

Prime or Composite? Prime 2. Composite 3. Both 4. Neither 1. 89 Find the prime factorization of 84.

84 = 4 21 =2237 What is the prime factorization of 48? 1. 3 16 2. 3 4 4 3. 2 2 3 4

4. 2 2 2 2 3 Prime Factorization of 60 & 96 Factorization of 60 Factorization of 96 Find the GCF of 42 and 60.

42 = 2 3 7 60 = 2 2 3 5 What prime factors do the numbers have in common? Multiply those numbers. The GCF is 2 3 = 6 6 is the largest number that can go into 42 and 60!

You choose: Find the GCF of 24 & 48 Fruit Shoot Game Find the Greatest Common Factor game http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgame s/fractions/GreatestCommonFactor.htm JOURNAL: Lets practice some more Choose a method and find the GCF of the

following pairs of numbers: Check your answer with your shoulder buddy. 10 b) 40 c) 18 d) 32 a)

and and and and 50 95 63 92

What is the GCF of 48 and 64? 1. 2 2. 4 3. 8 4. 16 Finding GCF: Extra practice (if needed) http://www.mathopolis.com/questions/q.php?i

d=920&site=1&ref=/greatest-common-factor .html&qs=920_921_1382_1383_3548_3549_3 550_3551 What do you think. How do you find the GCF of variables?!?! Find the prime

factorization of 45a2b3 45A 2 B 3 = 9 5 A A B B B =3 3 5 A A B B B WRITE THE VARIABLES WITHOUT EXPONENTS. GCF Monomials

10cd2 2*5*c*d*d 25c3d2 5*5*c*c*c*d* d http:// www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/multiplying-factoring-expression/multi

Find the GCF of 40a2b and 48ab4. 40a2b = 2 2 2 5 aa b 48ab4 = 2 2 2 2 3 a b bbb What do they have in common? Multiply the factors together.

GCF = 8ab You Try. Find the GCF of 8a2b and 18a2b2c The GCF is 2a2b HOMEWORK COMPLETE THE GCF WORKSHEET FOR

HOMEWORK TONIGHT Factoring a Monomial from a polynomial LESSON ESSENTIAL QUESTION: HOW DO YOU USE GCF TO FACTOR POLYNOMIALS? JOURNAL: WARMUP

Find the GCF of 10x2y3 and 15xy2 What more can we do with GCF? Now, that we have mastered how to GCF monomials

We are going to GCF polynomials We have seen that we use multiplication to get 4x2(2x + 1) = 8x3 + 4x2 What if we start with 8x3 + 4x2 and

want to get to 4x2(2x + 1) ? How do we do that?? Factoring Polynomials Factoring a polynomial means finding an equivalent expression that is a product. Lets start exploring into bigger polynomials and see what we can figure out

Finding Common Factors http:// regentsprep.org/Regents/math/ALGEBRA/AV6 /Lfaccom.htm Factoring a Monomial from a polynomial Factor 12x2 - 9x

Thinkwhat is the GCF???? 3x is the GCF The GCF always goes on the outside of the parenthesis. The leftovers go in the parenthesis Answer: 3x(4x - 3) Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial

Factor 15x2y3 + 10xy2 The largest integer that will divide into 15 and 10 is _____ The largest power of x in both terms is ________ The largest power of y in both terms is ________ The GCF is _________ Answer:________________ Quick Check: GCF Binomials

4x + 4y 4x 4y 6x 18y 4a + 36b 4ab + 10bc 4( x + y) 4( x - y) 6( x - 3y)

4( a + 9b) 2b( 2a + 5c) Quick Check: GCF Binomials 3x2 + 9x 16x + 48x2 10x - 8x2 12a2b + 32ab 25a2t + 100at2

3x( x + 3) 16x( 1 +3x) 2x( 5 4x) 4ab(3a + 8 25at(a + 4t) CLASS WORK Complete the Factoring Binomials worksheet

Practice with Factoring http:// regentsprep.org/Regents/math/ALGEBRA/AV6 /PracFact4.htm Factoring a Monomial from a polynomial Factor 9x4 + 18x3 + 6x2

Thinkwhat is the GCF???? 3x2 is the GCF Answer: 3x2 (3x2 + 6x + 2) Factoring GCF & Trinomials http:// www.themathlab.com/Algebra/factoring/grtm ono1.htm#answers

GCF Trinomials GCF QUIZ http:// www.softschools.com/quizzes/algebra/finding _the_greatest_common_factor_gcf_of_two_or_ more_monomials/quiz5018.html