LESSONS: 
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Thinking About Factoring (definition, common factor, GCF) 

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Factoring the Difference of Two Squares (a^{2}  b^{2}), conjugate pairs 


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Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials (a + b)^{2 } and (a  b)^{2} 


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Trinomial Factoring Part 1 ( a = 1 for ax^{2} + bx + c) 

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Trinomial Factoring by Grouping (when a = 1) (to see how factoring develops) 

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Factoring Completely (summary of steps in factoring) 


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Trinomial Factoring by Grouping (a ≠ 1, "split middle", "ac" method), grouping 

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Factoring by Grouping with a Grid Box 

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Trinomial Factoring "Slide and Divide" Method (a ≠ 1, "slip and slide") 


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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 

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Trinomials Not Factorable 


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