Factoring Polynomials Boot Camp

Factoring Polynomials Boot Camp
Factoring Polynomials Boot Camp
Factoring Polynomials Boot Camp
Factoring Polynomials Boot Camp
Factoring Polynomials Boot Camp
Factoring Polynomials Boot Camp
Factoring Polynomials Boot Camp
Factoring Polynomials Boot Camp
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Factoring Polynomials Boot Camp

I try to make this more fun by hamming it up with camouflage attire and a few calisthenics in the beginning of the lesson.

Choose to begin with multiplying or factoring. I prefer to begin with multiplying. Students should strive for fluent foiling (combining inners and outers in their head).
Forms A, C, E, G, I – Begin with Multiplying
Forms B, D, F, H, J – Begin with Factoring

The problems are purposely repetitive so that students can start to recognize the patterns of signs in the trinomials and factors.

+ + or – – when the c term is positive
+ – when the c term is negative

Form A/B – Factoring GCF
Form C/D – Factoring Trinomials when a=1 and c=positive
Form E/F – Factoring Trinomials when a=1 and c=negative
Form G/H – Factoring Difference of 2 squares
Form I/J – Factoring Trinomials when a<>1

Four Steps to Mastery Option 1
Step 1 - Begin with multiplying the factors
Step 2 - Fold back the original problems
Step 3 - Factor ALL of the polynomials
Step 4 - Unfold the original problems and check your work.

Four Steps to Mastery Option 2
Step 1 - Begin with factoring the polynomial
Step 2 - Fold back the original problems
Step 3 - Multiply ALL of the factors
Step 4 - Unfold the original problems and check your work.

Also great for partner work. One student completes steps 1 and 2 and then the other student completes steps 3 and 4.

I plan to add more pages as time permits.

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