Read the following instructions in order to complete this discussion, and review the example of how to complete the math required for this assignment:
- On pages 345-6 and 353 of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, there are many factoring problems. You will find your assignment in the following table. Third letter is P
If the 3rd letter of your last name is On Page 345-6
Do the Following
On Page 353
Do the Following
A or N 80 and 106 68 B or O 72 and 104 38 C or P 98 and 102 64 D or Q 68 and 100 30 E or R 82 and 96 58 F or S 66 and 54 26 G or T 92 and 64 56 H or U 70 and 62 48 I or V 90 and 56 28 J or W 74 and 60 62 K or X 88 and 58 34 L or Y 78 and 52 66 M or Z 86 and 76 36
- For the problems on page 345-6, factor the polynomials using whatever strategy seems appropriate. State what methods you will use and then demonstrate the methods on your problems, explaining the process as you go. Discuss any particular challenges those particular polynomials posed for the factoring.
- For the problem on page 353 make sure you use the “ac method” regardless of what the book’s directions say. Show the steps of this method in your work in a similar manner as how the book shows it in examples.
- Incorporate the following five math vocabulary words into your discussion. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your writing (Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing your math work.):
- Prime factors
- Perfect square
Your initial post should be 150-250 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Make sure you choose people who don’t have the same numbers as you worked. Do you agree with how they used the vocabulary? Is their example of polynomial multiplication suitable as a comparison?
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your discussion.