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 Factoring
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indicates compatibility to NY Next Generation Math Standards (NGMS)
 LESSONS: * calculator link
* Thinking About Factoring (definition, common factor, GCF)

Factoring the Difference of Two Squares (a2 - b2), conjugate pairs

Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials (a + b)2 and (a - b)2

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Trinomial Factoring Part 1 ( a = 1 for ax2 + bx + c)
Trinomial Factoring by Grouping (when a = 1) (to see how factoring develops)
Factoring Completely (summary of steps in factoring)

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Trinomial Factoring Part 2 ( a ≠ 1 for ax2 + bx + c, "trial and error")

Trinomial Factoring by Grouping (a ≠ 1, "split middle", "ac" method), grouping
Factoring by Grouping with a Grid Box
Trinomial Factoring "Slide and Divide" Method (a ≠ 1, "slip and slide")

Factoring Higher Powers (combining methods, substitution method)

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Zeros of Polynomials (Zero Product Property)
Zeros of Polynomial Functions
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Factors and Graphing Polynomials
Trinomials Not Factorable

 PRACTICE: • Factoring Common Factors Practice • Factoring Difference of Perfect Squares • Factoring Trinomials Practice (a = 1) • Factoring Mixed Practice 1 (a = 1) • Factoring Applications 1 (a = 1) • Factoring Trinomials Practice (a ≠1) • Factoring Mixed Practice 2 (all styles) • Factoring Applications 2 (all styles) • Zeros of Polynomials • Graphing Factorable Polynomials