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Introduce young mathematicians to the concept of factoring trinomials with perfect squares. This descriptive video provides a meaningful explanation of the factoring process. Each step is carefully written out in various colors during the demonstration, making this resource very helpful for those needing additional support.
Define, simplify, add, and subtract polynomials. Identify the degrees of a polynomial. Determine if a polynomial is a monomial, a binomial, or a trinomial. Then look at simplifying a polynomial by combining the coefficient values of like terms. This resource contains clear steps leading up to and including how to add and subtract polynomials. Note: Be careful with subtracting polynomials because the signs of the terms inside the parenthesis will change.
It's not really a shortcut but an equivalent equation. That's how these two perfect square equations work. So when you see an expression written out and it fits the perfect square of a trinomial criteria it can be rewritten in the shorter form. Still confused? Watch this video as the instructor explains what this all means.
Practice factoring trinomials with a leading coefficient. There's a short summary at the top of the page on how to determine the signs, and some information about the first and last terms in binomials. The worksheet may involve a lot of guessing and checking, so get out your pencil and have a go at it!