Factoring Quadratic Trinomials *Flowchart* Graphic Organizer

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25 Ratings
Math by the Mountain
Grade Levels
7th - 12th
Formats Included
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10 pages (6 of flowcharts, and 4 of examples)
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It is a simple way to teach my tutoring students how to factor trinomials that are not always obvious.
This was a great addition to my interactive notebook-many of my students who were struggling with factoring used this flowchart every day and are now having success!
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Help your students visualize the process for factoring ANY quadratic trinomial. The flowcharts even work to factor special cases such as difference of squares! Students are able to easily lead themselves or others through a problem, when using these graphic organizers. These flowcharts have been built to handle any problem, from the easiest of factoring problems to the nastiest. Factoring is a hugely important skill for students' success, which is why I love using this flowchart when I teach the concept to make sure that every single student knows exactly what to do, every single time.

NOTE: This product includes two different methods of factoring!

Method #1 uses the "Slide, Divide, Bottoms Up" method for factoring when a > 1 and we can't get rid of a by using a GCF. If you are unfamiliar with this method, first, know that it's awesome, and second, read more about it here.

Method #2 uses the "Factor by Grouping" method of factoring quadratic trinomials, which is a fantastically intuitive option for students who have honed in their GCF skills. This is my personal favorite of the two methods! It's super flexible and has a built-in check halfway through. Read more about it here.

Three versions are included: full-sheet and half-sheet sizes, as well as (my favorite!) a booklet version. The half-sheet and booklet versions are both designed to fit perfectly into any interactive notebook!

Three Versions Included:

*Full-sheet size, 1 per full page of paper.

*Half-Sheet Size (2 per page--cut in half and glue into interactive notebooks!)

*Booklet - The booklet fits 3 flowcharts, and is my favorite version to use in interactive notebooks!

Classroom-Use TIP: I have really loved laminating a class set of the full sheet size so students can work on the flowchart template with a dry erase marker.

Printing TIP: Always have your printer set to "FIT" or "SHRINK OVERSIZED PAGES!" Printers vary with the margins that they use, so this will ensure that all TPT products look their best!

Note to buyers: Due to the nature of the topic, this flowchart shares common elements with the Solving Quadratics by Factoring Flowchart.

Product Note: Flowcharts have been left blank for increased flexibility. Pictures in the preview file show how you can utilize the flowchart with ANY problem.

This resource is included in the following bundle(s):

Algebra Flowchart ULTIMATE Bundle

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Other FLOWCHART resources that are MEANT to be in an interactive notebook:

*Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Flowchart Graphic Organizer

*Solving Multi-Step Equations Flowchart Graphic Organizer

*Solving Systems of Linear Equations Flowchart Graphic Organizer Bundle

*Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing Flowchart Graphic Organizer

*Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution Flowchart Graphic Organizer

*Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination Flowchart Graphic Organizer


If you ever have an issue, please send me an email at mathbythemountain@gmail.com and give me a chance to fix it before leaving a review! I always love having happy customers.


©Math by the Mountain, 2017. Products provided by Math by the Mountain are intended for the uses of one teacher only. All rights reserved. This purchase is non-transferable and is intended for single-classroom use only. If multiple teachers in a department, building, or district wish to use this product, then an according number of licenses must be purchased. No part of this product may be reproduced, distributed, or shared with physical or electronic copies. Furthermore, under no circumstances can any product or portion of a product purchased from the Math by the Mountain TpT store be posted on the internet, even for personal classroom websites.


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10 pages (6 of flowcharts, and 4 of examples)
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