What is the box method for factoring a polynomial with 4 terms?
How do you factor a 4-term polynomial?
How can you use a Punnett Square or box to factor a polynomial?
How can you factor 2xy + 8x - 3y - 12 using a box?
How do you know which terms go in which boxes when you are factoring a 4-term polynomial using the box method?
How do you know what goes on the sides of the box in the box method?
How do you factor 2ab - 3b^2 - 3b + 2a using the box method?
How do you check to make sure that a factored polynomial is the correct answer?
How do you factor 6x - 42 + xy - 7y using the box method?
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This lesson shows an alternate, very useful method of factoring 4-term polynomials. The box method is often a favorite of students and can especially be used for more visual students.