You will factor algebraic expressions that are in the form of the difference of two squares, the difference of two cubes, and the sum of two cubes.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
Factorization is a core algebraic skill that is a prerequisite to nearly every higher mathematics course. It provides a method for solving polynomial equations and simplifying complicated expressions. More abstractly, factorization has deep interpretations in the contexts of algebra, number theory, geometry, or applied mathematics.
|Approximate Time||25 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should know the how to calculate the area of a square and the volume of a cube, apply the distributive property, find a common factor for all terms in an algebraic expression, multiply polynomials, and apply the power of a power property of exponents.|
|Type of Tutorial||Skills Application|
|Key Vocabulary||difference of two cubes, difference of two squares, factoring|