CLASSROOM POSTERS illustrating how to factor a quadratic trinomial with the leading coefficient not equal to 1 are included in this product. Most students have no problem factoring a quadratic trinomial with leading coefficient equal to 1. However, when the coefficient of the quadratic term is another number many students have much difficulty factoring the expression.
These posters may be displayed on the wall to help decorate your classroom and remind students of the factoring steps. Students should be competent factoring a quadratic trinomial with "a" = 1 before using this method.
See the preview for a possible arrangement of the posters. The teacher notes explain the validity of this procedure.
Additional Classroom Posters:
Posters for the Math Classroom - Solve Equations
Posters for the Math Classroom - Find Equation of a Line
Posters for the Math Classroom - Trigonometric Functions
Created by Hilda Ratliff