Week 2 Discussion: Exploring factors and Factoring Trinomials

Discussion: Exploring factors and Factoring Trinomials

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  1. OpenStax Textbook Readings
  2. Lesson in Canvas
  3. Assignments in Knewton
  4. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
  5. Product Properties of Exponents
  6. Multiplying Polynomials
  7. Special Products of Binomials
  8. Quotient Properties of Exponents and Dividing Monomials
  9. Dividing Polynomials
  10. The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping

Initial Post Instructions

We start the week by introducing polynomials. We will learn how to identify and simplify polynomials. We will also learn how to find the greatest common factor (GCF) among them. As our knowledge of polynomials grows, we will then move on to factoring trinomials. For your first post, search online for an article or video that describes how polynomials can be used in the real world. Provide a one paragraph summary of the article or video in your own words.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers in a substantive, content-specific way. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up) with first post by Wednesday

APA format for in-text citations and list of references


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