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Factoring Trinomials

Published on 08/29/2011

Activity Overview

Discover how the coefficients of a given trinomial affect the factors.

Objectives

  • Students will discover how the coefficients of a given trinomial x2 + bx + c affect the factors.
  • Students will discover how the coefficients of a given trinomial ax2 + bx + c affect the factors.

Vocabulary

  • Trinomial
  • Binomial factors
  • Algebra tiles

About the Lesson

This lesson involves factoring trinomials. Students will:

  • Edit the text box to select the correct binomial factors of a given trinomial.
  • Reflect on aspects of the “guess-and-check” strategy for factoring trinomials.