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Module - Factoring
Lesson 3 - Difference of Squares

Lessons

1-

Factors and Greatest Common Factors

2-

Factoring Using the Distributive Property

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Difference of Squares

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Factoring Trinomials

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Perfect Squares and Factoring

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Solving by Factoring

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Module Review

 

 
SOL

A.2c - The student will perform operations on polynomials, including factoring completely first- and second-degree 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
A-SSE.2 A-SSE.3a A-APR.4 F-IF.8a
Warm-up
  1. ExamView Quiz: Factoring GCF
  2. Warm-up: Factoring GCF (ppt)
Lessons
  1. Notes: Factoring Difference of Squares (ppt)
Videos
  1. Video: PH Factoring Difference of Squares
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Geogebra

 

Internet Sites
  1. Interactive Notes: Factoring - lessons and practice problems from Regentsprep.org
  2. Interactive Notes: Square Roots Review - notes and workout problems from Math.com
Tasks

 

Homework
  1. GCF & Difference of Squares Worksheet (doc) | (pdf)
  2. Glencoe PWS (pdf)
  3. Glencoe SG (pdf)
Journal
  1. Squares: When a natural number is multiplied by itself, the result is a square number. Since 1x1=1, 2x2=4, 3x3=9, 1,4,9,… are square numbers. How many natural numbers less than 500 are square numbers? Explain your answer in detail.
Study Guide
  1. ExamView Quiz: Factoring Difference of Squares
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