This is a double-sided notes page used to teach a beginner how to factor a trinomial where a = 1. TEKS Aligned: A10E
The notes begin by asking the student to write down what it means to factor. Then, the student is asked to review how to multiply two binomials. The notes explain where b and c of the trinomial x^2 + bx + c come from and then steps are provided to have the student use b and c to help them find the factors of the trinomial. The student writes down all factors of c (including negatives) and then finds the two that add to b.
The back contains 5 more examples that can be used as guided practice. Key included. Could also be used to help an Algebra 2 student who is struggling to remember how to factor correctly.
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