Well this post was supposed to just be a quick post to link my factoring puzzles activity but it has turned into a longer blog to share all the resources I have used this semester (Spring 2017) for teaching factoring. So here are my activities that I feel really helped students with factoring this year. I am so happy with the way these activity turned out.
I learned all about the box method for factoring last summer while scrolling through twitter one night. It was life changing and I'll never go back!! If you haven't heard about this method you should check out this blog (Polynomials and Box Method) I did recently.
This semester I had two different preps Math 1 and Math 2, I started teaching quadratics early in Math 2 and hadn't made these resources at that point so it didn't go as smoothly. When I started quadratics in Math 1 I did these things that helped lead up to the factoring process. (We have previously covered Multiplying Polynomials & Factoring Polynomials by GCF)
2) Factoring Puzzles
4) Notes on Factoring Trinomials
5) Practice on Dry Erase Template Factoring Trinomials
Here are some student photos of the activities being used:
If you would like to download these files you can find them below: