# Factorising Single Brackets: Factor out a letter

In this lesson, we will learn how to identify whether we can take an algebraic expression and factorise it using a pair of brackets and our knowledge of common factors.

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# Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Expand 2(a + 4)

1/4

Q2.Factorise 2a – 8

2/4

Q3.The expression for the area of this rectangle is 2y – 8. Find the expression for the missing length.

3/4

Q4.Has 2(2y + 4) been fully factorised?

4/4

#### Unit quizzes are being retired in August 2023

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Quiz:

# Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Expand 2(a + 4)

1/4

Q2.Factorise 2a – 8

2/4

Q3.The expression for the area of this rectangle is 2y – 8. Find the expression for the missing length.

3/4

Q4.Has 2(2y + 4) been fully factorised?

4/4

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# Worksheet

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Quiz:

# Factorising Single Brackets - Factor out a letter

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.

1/5

Q2.

2/5

Q3.

3/5

Q4.

4/5

Q5.

5/5

#### Unit quizzes are being retired in August 2023

Why we're removing unit quizzes from the website >
Quiz:

# Factorising Single Brackets - Factor out a letter

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.

1/5

Q2.

2/5

Q3.

3/5

Q4.

4/5

Q5.

5/5

# Lesson summary: Factorising Single Brackets: Factor out a letter

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