This graphic organizer is absolutely the best thing I ever used to help students learn how to factor trinomials. NO MORE Guess Work! The students find all the factors of the constant then they find the sum and difference of those factors in order to identify the middle term.
For the best results the student should learn to multiply binomials using the same graphic organizer. You can find multiplying binomial practice at my store, NIA’s Secondary Math Market.
This method is best suited for introducing factoring for students who find Math difficult, at-risk students, students with learning gaps, students with limited English skills and students who are classified as SpEd.