Preparing to Factor
This is a double-sided worksheet used to prepare students to factor trinomials where a = 1. The student is given 2 numbers and asked to find their sum and their product. After the student masters this concept, they are given different information such as one of the numbers and the sum or one of the numbers and the product.
Once they get good at finding the missing two numbers, they are only given the sum and the product and have to find the two numbers (the essence of factoring!). There are 52 questions total for lots of practice. We do a few each day for fun as a warm-up or as a competition. Great if used the unit before factoring! Key included.
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