Mortensen Math base ten blocks

polynomial factoring – easy peasy

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easy peasy polynomial factoring

Factoring polynomials with Mortensen Math blocks is simple; take out the corresponding pieces, form them into a rectangle, and count the over and up dimensions.

The smaller  rectangles within the larger rectangle created match the partial products shown in the algorithm typically taught on paper.

Using concrete materials brings understanding to an abstract concept and at the same time reinforces basic math facts.

Polynomial factoring becomes easy and fun.

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