Students practice factoring 14 polynomials in this activity. 11 of the polynomials are quadratic equations. The final four polynomials have four terms, and may be factored by first grouping. The activity comes with an answer key for teacher use.
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Advanced Factoring Strategies for Quadratic Expressions (part 1)
Factoring doesn't have to be intimidating. Build on prior knowledge of multiplying binomials and factoring simple trinomials to teach advanced factoring of quadratic expressions with a lesson that uses various methods of exploring the...
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Factoring Trinomials by Using the Punnett Square
Factoring is one of the first places in math that a young algebrist runs into multiple ways to work a problem. For the more concrete learner who needs a visual structure for problem solving, this presentation of factoring using a Punnett...
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Factoring Trinomials with a Leading 1 Coefficient
Here is a practice problem used to demonstrate how to factor a trinomial with a leading coefficient. Sal completes the problem while explaining the patterns he sees, and how he uses those patterns to help him solve the problem. He also...
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