Chamberlian Week 2 Exploring Factors and Factoring Trinomials Discussion

Week 2 Discussion: Exploring factors and Factoring TrinomialsNo unread replies.11 reply.

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • OpenStax Textbook Readings
  • Lesson in Canvas
  • Assignments in KnewtonAdding and Subtracting PolynomialsProduct Properties of ExponentsMultiplying PolynomialsSpecial Products of BinomialsQuotient Properties of Exponents and Dividing MonomialsDividing PolynomialsThe 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

Posts Made Before Monday of Week 2 will not count toward your grade!

How many different applications can we find for using Polynomials in the real world? 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.

As an Alternative to your Initial or Follow-Up posts, you can do this:

Show an example of factoring out the Greatest Common Factor (GCF). Remember, the GCF is the largest factor that each term of the polynomial has in common.

For example: Factor out the GCF from 6x2y – 20x

Explain the steps required to arrive at your answer.

Whoever solves this problem should then post a “Factor out the GCF” problem for a classmate to solve. Whoever solves that problem should post post a problem for the next person, etc.

Here are some examples of Factoring out the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)

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