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Factoring difference of perfect squares

# Factoring difference of perfect squares

Unit 12: POLYNOMIALS AND FACTORING

Lesson 10 of 12

Lesson 10 of 12

## Objective: SWBAT factor differences of perfect squares.

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#### Warm-up

*10 min*

Each day, students complete a Warmup that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material. Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.

Today's warm-up provide a "mixtape" of sorts to give kids a small amount of review daily that goes a LONG way toward retention of concepts.

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#### Homework

*15 min*

I want the students' confidence to remain high at this point of the unit, so this problem set has problems at an appropriate level of difficulty to help students stay in the groove:

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- UNIT 1: FLUENCIES AND THE LANGUAGE OF ALGEBRA
- UNIT 2: SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS
- UNIT 3: INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONS
- UNIT 4: INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS
- UNIT 5: SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS
- UNIT 6: EXPONENTS AND SCIENTIFIC NOTATION
- UNIT 7: PARALLEL LINES, TRANSVERSALS, AND TRIANGLES
- UNIT 8: CONGRUENCE AND SIMILARITY THROUGH TRANSFORMATIONS
- UNIT 9: PATTERNS OF ASSOCIATION IN BIVARIATE DATA
- UNIT 10: SLOPE REVISITED
- UNIT 11: VOLUME OF CYLINDERS, CONES, AND SPHERES
- UNIT 12: POLYNOMIALS AND FACTORING
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- LESSON 1: Add and subtract polynomials
- LESSON 2: Multiply monomials
- LESSON 3: Divide monomials
- LESSON 4: Multiply more polynomials
- LESSON 5: Special products involving polynomials
- LESSON 6: Factoring Polynomials 1
- LESSON 7: Factoring Polynomials 2 + take-home assessment
- LESSON 8: Factoring Trinomials with lead coefficient of 1
- LESSON 9: Factoring trinomials GFC first
- LESSON 10: Factoring difference of perfect squares
- LESSON 11: Factoring practice
- LESSON 12: Assessment #18 - Factoring

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