**The Twelve Days of Factoring**

Performance and Lyrics by Vicki Young

Melody: Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"The answer is a product you値l see."

On the second day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"Find the GCF and

The answer is a product you値l see."

On the third day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"Look for perfect squares,

Find the GCF and

The answer is a product you値l see."

On the fourth day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"Four terms you must group,

Look for perfect squares,

Find the GCF and

The answer is a product you値l see."

On the fifth day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"Are your factors prime?

Four terms you must group,

Look for perfect squares,

Find the GCF and

The answer is a product you値l see."

On the sixth day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"Three terms use reverse FOIL,

Are your factors prime?

Four terms you must group,

Look for perfect squares,

Find the GCF and

Your answer is a product you値l see."

On the seventh day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"Key numbers help you factor,

Three terms use reverse FOIL,

Are your factors prime?

Four terms you must group,

Look for perfect squares,

Find the GCF and

The answer is a product you値l see."

On the eighth day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"To check, use FOIL/distribute,

Key numbers help you factor,

Three terms use reverse FOIL,

Are your factors prime?

Four terms you must group,

Look for perfect squares,

Find the GCF and

The answer is a product you値l see."

On the ninth day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"Quadratics have two answers,

To check, use FOIL/distribute,

Key numbers help you factor,

Three terms use reverse FOIL,

Are your factors prime?

Four terms you must group,

Look for perfect squares,

Find the GCF and

The answer is a product you値l see."

On the tenth day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"Solve factors set to zero,

Quadratics have two answers,

To check, use FOIL/distribute,

Key numbers help you factor,

Three terms use reverse FOIL,

Are your factors prime?

Four terms you must group,

Look for perfect squares,

Find the GCF and

The answer is a product you値l see."

On the eleventh day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"It痴 time to take your test now,

Solve factors set to zero,

Quadratics have two answers,

To check, use FOIL/distribute,

Key numbers help you factor,

Three terms use reverse FOIL,

Are your factors prime?

Four terms you must group,

Look for perfect squares,

Find the GCF and

The answer is a product you値l see."

On the twelfth day we factored,

My teacher said to me:

"Your grade is 100 you値l see!"