Math - 2019-20

AII.1c - Factoring Polynomials

AII.1  The student will

c)  factor polynomials completely in one or two variables.

Adopted: 2016


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  • I will apply mathematical processes for basic operations to algebraic expressions and divide algebraic terms out of algebraic expressions.


2016 VDOE Curriculum Framework - AII.1 Understanding

·  The complete factorization of polynomials has occurred when each factor is a prime polynomial.

·  Pattern recognition can be used to determine complete factorization of a polynomial.

·  Polynomials may be factored in various ways, including, but not limited to grouping or applying general patterns such as difference of squares, sum and difference of cubes, and perfect square trinomials. 


The student will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations to

·  AII.1c1  Factor polynomials in one or two variables with no more than four terms completely over the set of integers. Factors of the polynomial should be constant, linear, or quadratic.

·  AII.1c2  Verify polynomial identities including the difference of squares, sum and difference of cubes, and perfect square trinomials.


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2016 Word Wall Cards

Updated: Aug 23, 2018