Sharing ideas for teaching math in the middle school.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Factoring Trinomials using Tic-Tac-Toe Method
Factoring Trinomials can be difficult for middle school students...lots of guess and check. Many times they will give up. I have found that using a tic-tac-toe graphic organizer chart helps students to select their factors for the trinomial and makes factoring a breeze. I have never seen this method in any math textbook, so I am attaching my factor direction worksheet that I give to my students. The tic-tac-toe organizer has made teaching middle school students to factor trinomials easy for me, and much less painful for them as well. Let me know if you have questions about how to factor using this method.