# Factorising Expressions into a Pair of Brackets

Students learn how to factorise an algebraic expression into a pair of brackets using the highest common factor.  As learning progresses students are challenged to factorise expressions involving multiple unknowns and powers.
##### Differentiated Learning Objectives
• All students should be able to factorise an expression in the form ax ± c
• Most students should be able to factorise an expression in the form ax ± by
• Some students should be able to factorise an expression involving powers.
SKU: 711

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