Finding factors and sums
With a baseball/spring training theme, these worksheets are intended to prepare your students for major league factoring, particularly factoring of trinomials.
There are many methods to use when factoring, and most require students to find a set of numbers whose product is “c” and whose sum is “b” in the standard trinomial, ax^2 + bx + c
This skill is often the barrier to success when factoring a trinomial to two binomials.
These activities take that skill and treat it independently from factoring the trinomial. Once this is mastered, students are better able to completely factor trinomials.
The worksheets can be used immediately before introducing factoring, as a refresher, or as a differentiated activity for students that struggle with this skill.
There are six worksheets:
Class A; Products up to 20, NO negative values
Single A: Products up to 50, NO negative values
Double AA: Products up to 20 with negative values
Triple AAA: up to 50 with negatives values
Major League 1 and 2: up to 100 with negatives values
Add this FUN resource to your arsenal of factoring worksheets.