Factoring Expressions (Area Model)
Videos and lessons to help High School students learn to use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. For example, see x4 – y4 as (x2)2 – (y2)2, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (x2 – y2)(x2 + y2).
Suggested Learning Targets
- Use factoring techniques such as common factors, grouping, the difference of two squares, the sum or
difference of two cubes, or a combination of methods to factor completely.
- Simplify expressions including combining like terms, using the distributive property and other operations
Common Core: HSA-SSE.A.2
Common Core (Algebra)
Common Core for Mathematics
Multiplying Polynomials Using an Area Model.
Factoring out GCF using an Area Model.
Factoring a Difference of Two Perfect Squares using an Area Model.
Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials using an Area Model.
Factoring Trinomials with LC=1 using an Area Model.
Factoring Trinomials LC not 1 using an Area Model.
Factoring Four Terms using an Area Model.
Factoring Difference-Sum of two Perfect Cubes using an Area Model.
Factoring Trinomials by Using the Punnett Square.
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