# What the Factor!

I created this game in July 2011 when I was teaching Intermediate Algebra and students were having a difficult time factoring expressions that were either in quadratic form, or expressions that needed to be simplified before factoring. There are a variety of problems included in the game, most of them beyond the basic factoring level.

**Student Praise for "What the Factor!"**

"I like the fact that I **understand factoring even more** now. Also that our **group effort** helped me to understand other concepts of factoring."

"I liked how our playing boards had the answers on them. It helped me get a **better understanding** of how to factor. I liked how we **worked together** to solve problems."

"This game **reinforces the basics of factoring** and helps you to **get quicker **with your skills."

"I loved the practice again. I have learned to **enjoy factoring** and my **competitive nature** is actually helping me pay attention to my issue with negatives."

"This game was **very challenging**, which got all of the team members to work together. The problems given were **what was needed** for our team, we really needed the review."

"What I would tell someone is that although this game may be difficult, it really **helps you out**. The game gives you the answers, so you **see your mistakes** within the problem."