Factoring Polynomials

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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
Factoring Binomials
Difference of two squares
Difference or sum of two cubes
Factoring Trinomials a=1
Factoring 4 terms by grouping.
Complete Factorization

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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