This colorful template is useful for introducing the pattern of problem solving for quadratics that begin with 1 times x squared. Laminate or place in a sheet protector so that students can use dry erase markers to work multiple problems on the same page until they have mastered the pattern or begin to see the pattern without necessarily needing the template.
Left side of template: Use the factor trees to find the correct numbers for the binomial times binomial.
Right side of template: Record your binomial times binomial. Use the star section to FOIL the binomial times binomial to check your factoring. Use the check marked section to find the solutions to the quadratic.