Factoring Quadratic Expressions

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Factor in different strategies in a lesson for factoring quadratics. Young mathematicians first create tables and area models to factor quadratic trinomials into two binomials by guess and check. Learners then investigate how they can use the middle term of the trinomial to guess and check efficiently.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource to introduce factoring quadratics
  • Utilize algebra tiles in place of area models for struggling learners
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have previous experience with area models for multiplication

  • Includes printable worksheet to use either as classwork or homework
  • Reviews terms such as expressions, equations, and polynomials before main lesson

  • References a math department website, but it does not provide the link
Common Core