This activity will allow students to see the relationship between factoring a quadratic expression and multiplying polynomials. Students who are familiar with the Guess and Check method or the Area Model for factoring will be able to complete this worksheet. Students should have an understanding of factoring before beginning this activity.
This worksheet could also be modified to a Find the Mistake worksheet. It could also be divided into two parts, where students first look for mistakes and secondly fill in the missing factors.