Factoring Trinomials: Quadratic Trinomials

Students will learn how to factor quadratic trinomials.

 

Objectives:

• Students will review factoring trinomials.

• Students will learn to factor using a GCF.

• Students will learn how to factor when there isnít a GCF.

• Students will practice each of these skills.

 

Suggested Grades:

Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade - Ninth Grade - Tenth Grade - including special education students

Lesson Procedure:

Print the classroom lesson plan and worksheet questions (see below).

 

Lesson Excerpt:

Factoring Trinomials using GCF

- "Now we are going to move on to today's lesson. These trinomials are often called quadratic trinomials, and we will get more into quadratics in a later lesson. The important thing to note is that these trinomials will need to be factored differently, because they have different terms. Here is an example to show you what I mean."
- On Board: 6x2 + 12x - 18
- "Now this trinomial can't be factored the same way because there is a term in front of the x2. Sometimes when factoring trinomials, you will need to see if there is a greatest common factor to pull out of all three terms. Looking for a greatest common factor is the first step in factoring these trinomials. Let's look at our example. Is there a greatest common factor between 6, 12, and 18?"

 

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