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 Name: Factoring Polynomials: Objectives ID: m22804 Language: English (en) Summary: This module is from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr. Factoring is an essential skill for success in algebra and higher level mathematics courses. Therefore, we have taken great care in developing the student's understanding of the factorization process. The technique is consistently illustrated by displaying an empty set of parentheses and describing the thought process used to discover the terms that are to be placed inside the parentheses. The factoring scheme for special products is presented with both verbal and symbolic descriptions, since not all students can interpret symbolic descriptions alone. Two techniques, the standard "trial and error" method, and the "collect and discard" method (a method similar to the "ac" method), are presented for factoring trinomials with leading coefficients different from 1. This module contains the objectives of the chapter "Factoring Polynomials". Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: algebra, elementary License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.5 (history) First publication date: May 1, 2009 10:50 am -0500 Last revision to module: May 31, 2009 6:54 pm -0500

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## Version History

 Version: 1.5 May 31, 2009 6:54 pm -0500 by Changes: `Removed link from summary.` Version: 1.4 May 27, 2009 1:50 am -0500 by Changes: `Final Publish.` Version: 1.3 May 5, 2009 3:52 am -0500 by Changes: `Modified chapter objectives pages, tables of symbols in the inside covers, etc` Version: 1.2 May 1, 2009 12:02 pm -0500 by Changes: `administrative publish` Version: 1.1 May 1, 2009 11:12 am -0500 by Changes: `new module`

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