We looked at some more examples of special factors today. There was some time left at end of class for students to work on the worksheet from today. There are some questions on worksheet 21 that can be crossed out. They are # 3, 4, 14, 16, 21, and 22; these are removed because it involved factoring for a not equal 1. For this grade, we focus on factoring with a = 1 for ax^2 + bx + c. Puzzle 43: Fraction Arrangement
Today we looked at Special Factors. They are Differences of Squares and Perfect Square Trinomials. An additional worksheet was given out based on what we covered last class. Practice: Chapter 5.4 Page 99 # 2  7, 8, 10 Puzzle 53: CrossNumber Puzzle
We looked at factoring polynomials again to give students more practice. We also completed Quiz 2 today.
We started looking at factoring polynomials today.
Quiz 2 on Multiplying Polynomials and Removing Common Factors next class. Practice: 5.3 Page 95 # 4, 5, 8, 10, 13(a), 15(a) Puzzle 33: Nine Box Addition We looked at different ways of removing common factors. This is the foundation setup for the next couple classes.
Practice: 5.2 Page 91 # 29, 10, 11 Puzzle 60: Cartesian Chase We keep practicing binomials multiply by binomials today.
Announcements: Quiz #2 on Oct 23 Tuesday on Multiplying Polynomials and Removing Common Factors. Test # 2 on Nov 2 on entire covered polynomials unit with word problems. Retest #1 on Oct 29 Mon 7:30am  8:30am. Signup required. In order to signup, need to show evidence of practice. Only for students scored less than 73% on the original test. Practice: Chapter 5.1 Page 87 # 16, 8, 10, 12. (same as last time) Puzzle 58: The Number Above We looked at binomials multiply by binomials today.
Practice: Chapter 5.1 Page 87 # 16, 8, 10, 12 Puzzle 7: Collating the Coins We looked at the definitions of term, polynomial, coefficient, variables, constant, monomial, binomial, trinomial, degree, leading term, like terms. We also reviewed the distributive property and finding value of a polynomial. Puzzle 52: Hexagon Game

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