## Video Links 6-2

**Video:**

Factoring a trinomial (time: 2:36)

… See the whole entry

**Video:**

Factoring a trinomial (time: 2:36)

… See the whole entry

Here is some practice factoring trinomials using FOIL.

http://www.mathwizz.com/algebra/help/help3.htm

Here is some practice factoring difference of squares:

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/specfact.htm

This excellent Khan Academy site give extra practice in factoring:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomial-factorization/factoring-quadratics-1/e/factoring_polynomials_1… See the whole entry

**Problem 1**

Look for a common factor, then look to see if it is a difference of squares, and finally check to see if it is a trinomial.

**Problem 2**

A difference of squares has the form *a*^{2} – … See the whole entry

- Factor – this is the second of four main processes in algebra
- Using areas to factor
- Using algebra to factor
- FOIL
- procedure for factoring trinomials
- common factoring
- completely factored
- difference of squares

COMMON FACTOR; … See the whole entry

- Terminology
- term
- polynomial
- monomial
- binomial
- trinomial

- degree
- of a term
- of a polynomial
- linear
- quadratic

- numerical coefficient

- Simplification
- like terms/similar terms
- simplify – this is the first of four main processes in algebra

- Shortcuts with products
- FOIL (see