## Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Factoring Day 1 of 2 - Section 1: Opening

Students have already seen the first few problems in this task, but I really like how this activity has students go from binomials to standard form first and then asks them work backwards.  I have found this approach to factoring and the context of the quilt squares to be extremely helpful in getting students to see the structure of quadratics in the two forms.

Working Forward and Then Backward
Staircase of Complexity: Working Forward and Then Backward

# Factoring Day 1 of 2

Lesson 12 of 18

## Big Idea: Students develop an intuitive method to solve quadratic equations by factoring.

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### Amanda Hathaway

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