Factoring Polynomials Cheat Sheet.
Can your students factor 28x^2 − 33x − 28 in less than one minute without the aid of a calculator?
Mine can and yours can too!
These cheat sheets will show students the most efficient way to factor any polynomial.
3 pages are included
Page 1 – Breaks down the process into a simple linear guide with emphasis on pattern recognition and thoughtful examples.
Factoring out the GCF
Difference of two squares
Difference or sum of two cubes
Factoring Trinomials a=1
Factoring 4 terms by grouping.
Page 2 – Factoring Trinomials a>1
My unique educated guess and check method makes this a breeze! Pattern recognition plays an important part.
This is much better than splitting the middle or any other method that involves multiplying (a)(c).
Page 3 – Factoring Trinomials a=1
My educated guess and check method makes this a breeze too.
This information is also found in a condensed form on page 1.
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