Lesson Plan: Factoring Trinomials Mathematics
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to factor trinomials into a product of two binomials.
Students will be able to
- factor expressions that contain a common binomial factor into a product of two binomials,
- fully factor simple quadratic and other single or two-variable trinomial expressions (whose leading terms have a coefficient of 1 or ) into a product of two binomials,
- fully factor quadratic and other single or two-variable trinomial expressions (whose leading terms have a coefficient greater than 1 or less than ) into a product of two binomials,
- solve geometric problems involving factoring trinomial expressions.
Students should already be familiar with
- factoring numerical expressions into products of factors,
- factoring simple algebraic expressions by identifying the highest common factor of two or more terms.
Students will not cover
- perfect square trinomials,
- the difference of two squares,
- polynomials with more than three terms.