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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Algebraic Manipulation ... Factoring!

We are entering a brief session on factoring that we will return to time and time again as we continually use algebra to rewrite expressions to serve the particular needs of the moment.  Here are a couple short videos on factoring quadratic expressions and equations to help you engage the work when you are learning on your own.  These videos focus on the procedural side of factoring and are more about the mechanics of factoring.  We will think conceptually about this in class!

To help you think strategically at factoring we referenced this flowchart in class 

After watching the videos below you may want to practice here is an applet with endless practice with answers!

Factoring quadratic expressions in standard form with a=1.

Factoring quadratic expressions in standard form witha not equal to 1.

If you would like to practice AND know

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