So, in this lesson we set the stage for factoring by grouping. I want students in this lesson to “reverse” the distributive property where the common factor is a binomial. This will be challenging for some, but will pay dividends later in the course when they are better able to see structure in a variety of different ways. Still, the difficulty of this lesson early on may be a factor.
The Lesson: CCAlgI.Unit #1.Lesson #9.More Structure Work