Unit Six

Factoring


Unit Objective:
Learn to factor: common factors, difference of squares, perfect squares; quadratic trinomials with leading coefficient one; quadratic trinomials with leading coefficient not one; sum and difference of cubes and by grouping.

*All assignments are in Basic Technical Mathematics With Calculus 7th edition by Allyn J. Washington, 2000.

Method of Evaluation:
The unit test will be a pencil and paper quiz taken at your class site. The test will be administered by the instructor or by a proctor. Please see the course schedule for the exact time and date of the unit test.


Objective One
Identify products of polynomials, perfect squares, difference of squares and cubes.

Objective Two
Factor out common factors.  Recognize and factor difference of squares and factor completely.

Objective Three
Be able to factor four terms by grouping.

Objective Four
Be able to factor trinomials where the coefficient of squared term = 1 and coefficient of squared term ntequ2.gif (849 bytes) 1.

Objective Five
Be able to recognize and factor sum and difference of cubes.

Worksheets


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