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Algebra 1 8-7 Factoring Special Cases
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by Matthew Richardson
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A complete formative lesson with embedded slideshow, mini lecture screencasts, checks for understanding, practice items, mixed review, and reflection. I create these assignments to supplement each lesson of Pearson's Common Core Edition Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry courses. See also mathquest.net and twitter.com/mathquestEDU.
The outlined content above was added from outside of Formative.
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Solve It! The diagram shows two adjacent squares and their areas. In terms of x, how much taller is the left square than the right?
x + 5
x + 2
x + 12
x + 7
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Vocabulary: Write a binomial that is a difference of squares.
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Problem 4 Got It? What is the factored form of the binomial?

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Problem 4 Got It? Reasoning: The expression below contains two perfect squares.
Can you use the method in Problem 4 to factor it? Explain your reasoning.
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Reasoning: Identify the rule you would use to factor the expression.

Perfect-square trinomial
Difference of two squares
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Reasoning: Identify the rule you would use to factor the expression.

Difference of two squares
Perfect-square trinomial
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Reasoning: Identify the rule you would use to factor the expression.

Perfect-square trinomial
Difference of two squares
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Review Lesson 8-6: Match the binomial factors with each trinomial to identify its factored form.
  • 18a² + 9a - 14
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  • 8a² + 18a + 9
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  • 12a² - 41a + 35
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Review Lesson 8-2: Find the GCF of the terms of the polynomial.
Enter only a monomial.
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Review Lesson 8-2: Find the GCF of the terms of the polynomial.
Enter only a monomial.
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Vocabulary Review: Circle the operators in each trinomial on the canvas. Use a color other than black.
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Use Your Vocabulary: Match events in the left column with a corresponding special case of the event in the right column. Not all events will be used.
  • baseball
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  • a term paper
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  • a biography
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Reflection: Math Success
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