This worksheet is designed to replace a lecture on the topic of factoring trinomials using an area model. In my experience, students of very mixed abilities all become successful with this method after a few days of practice, which is why this is second in a series of three days of factoring.
I start out class with a 15-minute "mini-lesson," giving my students some basic examples of what today's lesson will be about. Once the mini-lesson is over, I have them get to work within their groups on this worksheet.
I use this activity within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.
The file includes spiral review problems.
This worksheet is intended to be written on directly.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.
Immediately before this worksheet, I use the worksheet named 'Writing Equations of Lines Using y = mx + b Spring 2014' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Equations-of-Lines-Using-y-mx-b-Spring-2014-1269544
), and immediately after this worksheet, I use the mini lesson named 'Factoring Review Day 3 for Geometry Students Spring 2014 Notes' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Factoring-Review-Day-3-for-Geometry-Students-Spring-2014-Notes-1269552