Grades: 8‒9

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Prerequisites: Students play a game in which they find the binomial factors of quadratic expressions. Unlike the activity *Factoring Games Part One—Dynamic Algebra Tiles*, this game does not represent each problem with virtual algebra tiles. Rather, the randomly-generated problems are presented with minimal visual imagery to prepare students for a more abstract understanding of factoring.

OBJECTIVES

- Students develop strategies for finding the binomial factors of quadratic expressions with a minimum of visual imagery.

COMMON CORE CONNECTIONS

Mathematical Practices

(1) Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them; (2) Reason abstractly and quantitatively; (3) Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others; (5) Use appropriate tools strategically; (7) Look for and make use of structure.

Content Standards

A-APR; A-SSE3a

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