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TEACHERS: Alejandra Lugo, Marisela Seanez DATE: 10/30/17

TEKS: A. 10.E GRADE LEVEL: 9th Grade


Big Idea: Factoring quadratic expressions.

Essential Questions:
 How to factor trinomials of the form 𝑦 = 𝑎𝑥 2 + 𝑏𝑥 + 𝑐?
 What are some techniques to factor trinomials of the form 𝑦 = 𝑎𝑥 2 + 𝑏𝑥 + 𝑐?

TEKS covered:
10.(E) factor, if possible, trinomials with real factors in the form 𝑎𝑥 2 + 𝑏𝑥 + 𝑐, including perfect
square trinomials of degree two

(You will) SWBAT factor polynomials with degrees of 2 by grouping or using the wheel method.
(We will) Understand the components of 𝑎𝑥 2 + 𝑏𝑥 + 𝑐 and do a couple of examples in the flap
(I will) answer questions on my Find someone who worksheet and my classmates.

Materials/Resources/Equipment Needed:
 Flap Foldable
 Puzzle Activity
 Video
 Projector
 Find Someone Who Worksheet
 Post-it Notes

Instructional delivery:
Students will be given the Find Someone Who Activity sheet and each student will write down
his/her name and will passed it around. Students will choose any problem to do it on their own and
they should stand up and find 5 classmates to trade information and factor the remaining
polynomials. The teacher will walk around with his/her own paper to trade with them as well, giving
him/her the opportunity to engage individually with the students. Students will sit back down in
groups to compare answers and make changes if necessary, once they finish the class will go over all
the problems.
Prior Understanding/Knowledge Transference (ELICIT):
Students will be given a foldable which will allow them to follow along the video and identify the
differences between numerical coefficients, variables, exponents, and factors.


Students will be separate into groups of 5 students and they will be given a puzzle in order to solve
an 𝑎𝑥 2 + 𝑏𝑥 + 𝑐 equation by dealing with four different factors. This way they remember
distributive property and see the connection between factoring.

The explanation will be done through a video based on three different types to factor trinomials of
the form 𝑎𝑥 2 + 𝑏𝑥 + 𝑐, such as Greatest Common Factor, Grouping Method, and the Wheel
Method. During the video each method will be well explained with details and examples, while the
video is playing the students will practice these methods by filling their foldable.

Students will walk around to fill in the “Find Someone Who Worksheet” helping each other to work
all the problems. The students answer the first question on the worksheet and then walk around to
solve other equations for other people. If possible we will review the “difficult” problems as a class.

Quickly explain how these factors will help them to find the solutions of the equations and functions
once the factors are equaled to zero in order to solve for the x-values.

This will be throughout the activity. If they need more help from the partners or just copy down the
problem, then we know they need more help with this.
Teacher will walk around and will interact with each pair of students to answer doubts and verify
students’’ understanding.

Exit Ticket: Students will be given a post-it note where they will write down their names and at least
one new thing that they learned about factoring to post it on the whiteboard before they leave.