Sec5.1 
Section5.1Factoring Polynomials 
1. Be able to determine the common monomial factor in a polynomial, if one exists.

Sec5.2 
Section5.2Difference of Squares and Perfect Square Trinomials 
2. Given the difference of two squares, write the factored form. 


3. Given a perfect square trinomial, state the factors.

Sec5.3 
Section5.3Factoring Trinomials of the Type… 
4. Factor a trinomial of the type x squared + bx + c, if it is factorable.

Sec5.4 
Section5.4Factoring Trinomials of the Type… 
5. Factor a trinomial of the type ax squared + bx + c, if it is factorable.

Sec5.5 
Section5.5A Strategy for Factoring Completely 
6. Factor a polynomial by grouping terms. 


7. Use a strategy for factoring a trinomial.

Sec5.6 
Section5.6Solving Equations by Factoring 
8. Solve equations by applying the principle: If the product of two or more factors is equal to 0, then at least one of the factors is zero.

Sec5.7 
Section5.7Applications 
9. Solve word problems that utilize factoring the difference of squares or factoring a trinomial to find the solution.

Sec5.8 
Section5.8Factoring the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes 
10. Factor the difference of two cubes. 


11. Factor the sum of two cubes.
