Factoring 4b-Use Box to factor 4 terms

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This video covers how to factor 4 terms into 2 binomials by using a nontraditional method using a BOX.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • 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?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    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.
  • Nikkweiser

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    She did a very good job in expaining the steps in factoring in an understandable way that makes sense. I actually understand what it means!