SOL 
A.2c  The student will perform operations on polynomials, including factoring completely first and seconddegree binomials and trinomials in one or two variables. Graphing calculators will be used as a tool for factoring and for confirming algebraic factorizations.


Common Core Standards 
ASSE.2 
ASSE.3a 
AAPR.4 
FIF.8a 

Warmup 
 ExamView Quiz: GCF Difference of Squares
 Warmup:
Difference of Squares (ppt)

Lessons 
 Notes: Factoring
Trinomials by Grouping (ppt)
 Notes: Factoring
Trinomials by Grouping (pdf)
 Notes: Factoring
Trinomials by Trial and Error (ppt)
 Notes: Factoring
4 terms by Grouping (ppt)
 Activity:
Project Graduation Factoring Puzzle (doc)  (pdf)
 Activity:
Project Graduation Algeblocks Factoring (doc)  (pdf)
 Game:
Project Graduation Old Poly (doc)  (pdf)

Videos 
 Factoring Trinomials with Leading Coefficient of 1
 Video: PH Factoring Trinomials of the Type x^2 + bx + c (where b is positive)
 Video: PH Factoring Trinomials of the Type x^2  bx + c (where b is negative)
 Video: PH Factoring Trinomials of the Type x^2 + bx – c (where c is negative)
 Video: PH Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials
 Factoring Trinomials with Leading Coefficient not equal (≠) to 1
 Video: PH Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax^2 + bx + c (where c is positive)
 Video: PH Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax^2 + bx  c (where c is negative)
 Video: PH Factoring perfect square trinomials with a ≠ 1
 Factoring by Grouping
 Factoring a fourterm Polynomial by Grouping
 Factoring Trinomials by Grouping
 Video: PH Factoring Trinomials with Two Variables
 Video: PH Real World Factoring Problems

Explore Learning 
 Modeling the Factorization of x^2+bx+c: Factor a polynomial with a leading coefficient equal to 1 using an area model. Use step‑by‑step feedback to diagnose any mistakes.
 Quadratics in Factored Form: Investigate the factors of a quadratic through its graph and through its equation. Vary the roots of the quadratic and examine how the graph and the equation change in response.

Geogebra 

Internet
Sites 
 Interactive
Notes: Factoring  lessons and practice
problems from Regentsprep.org
 Interactive
Notes: Factoring  notes and quiz on factoring
trinomials at Math for Morons
 Notes:
Factoring Quadratics  notes on factoring
trinomials at Purplemath.com

Tasks 

Homework 
 Project
Graduation Quotable Puzzle (doc) 
(pdf)
 Glencoe PWS (pdf)
 Glencoe SG (pdf)

Journal 
 Trinomials: Explain the relationship between the sign of the last
term in a trinomial and the signs of its binomial factors. Give
examples to justify your explanation.

Study Guide 
 ExamView Quiz: Factoring Trinomials
 Prentice Hall Quiz: Factoring Trinomials (a=1)
 Prentice Hall Quiz: Factoring Trinomials (a≠1)
 Prentice Hall Quiz: Factoring by Grouping

Other 
