Factoring Polynomials

Young mathematicians discover trees organize more than just families — they help factor, too. The lesson begins with factor trees and develops slowly to factoring by grouping and special patterns. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the examples in the resource to develop a lesson presentation
  • Check with pupils frequently and give plenty of opportunities for in class practice
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson represents a large amount of content; develop your lesson with the pieces that are appropriate for your level
  • The 15th lesson in a 20-part series



  • Resource provides suggestions for common mistakes 
  • Provides a set of practice problems for independent practice

  • None
Common Core