INTRODUCTION:  Learning to factor in algebra is crucial to your success in subsequent lessons.  We encourage you to be diligent in your study of this topic.

Preview:  There are many different types of factoring in algebra.  They are:
.  Factoring Out a Common Factor
.  Factoring by Grouping
.  Factoring a Simple Trinomial
.  Factoring a General Trinomial
.  Factoring Perfect Squares
.  Factoring the Difference of Two Squares
.  Factoring the Sum or Difference of Two Cubes

You will have a lesson on each type.  Your goal is to recognize the type of factoring technique to use on any given factoring problem and then perform that factoring technique. Next Page