Factoring Trinomials where a = 1

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In this lesson, the focus is on factoring trinomials where a is equal to 1. The teacher provides helpful tips and techniques to quickly factor these types of problems. One important key to remember is when the last number is positive, the factors will either be both positive or both negative. On the other hand, if the last number is negative, one factor will be positive and the other factor will be negative. By understanding these shortcuts, students can easily factor trinomials and check their answers using FOIL.

Lesson Description:

Factoring Blitz # 3 - Factoring Trinomials a = 1

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  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson teaches how to factor trinomials of the form ax^2+bx+c when a=1. The lesson contains 4 problems, and the teacher highlights some tips for factoring trinomials.