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 x ^{4} – y^{4 }as (x^{2})^{2} – (y^{2})^{2}, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (x^{2} – y^{2})(x^{2} + y^{2})*.

- 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 with polynomials.

Common Core: HSA-SSE.A.2

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Common Core (Algebra)

Common Core for Mathematics

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Factoring perfect square trinomials.

Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials - Ex 1.

Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials - Ex 2.

Factor Perfect Square Trinomials

This video provides examples of how to factor perfect square trinomials.

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