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Factoring Trinomials, a = 1 - Problem 11

Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

You need to be fluent with your multiplication facts in order to do these diamond problems. The goal of these puzzles is to find two numbers whose product is on top, and whose sum is on the bottom. These two numbers go on the sides of the diamond. These puzzles ask you to use your number sense and what you know about negative numbers in a way that will set you up for the skill of factoring trinomials.

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