Lesson Plan

Factoring Review

Students will review the different types of factoring for Quadratic Equations!
Ross B.
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Math

Students will review factoring quadratic equations by playing a Kahoot! and completing an activity based on the results.

Grades 8 – 9
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1 Do Now/ Check for Understanding

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Put this link on the board and have the students put int he code to get into the Kahoot!


When all students are in, start the game.  

Student Instructions

Go to the website and log in to the Kahoot! with the code.  Answer the questions on the screen as quickly as you can.  you will get points based on getting the right answer in the quickest amount of time.  

2 Mini Lesson

Activity: Reading

1) After each Kahoot! question, look at the results of what students got right and wrong.  Go over the mistakes students made and the corrrect ways to solve the problem.  

Student Instructions

if you got the question wrong, copy down the correct way to solve the problem in your Google Slides presentation.  

3 Work Time

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1) If you came in 20-30 place, watch the videos at the link and answer the questions as you go!  Make sure you scroll through the menu on the left side of the screen to see the different videos!  https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/polynomial_and_rational/quad_f...

2)If you came in 10-19 place,  create a "How to" POWtoon explaining the steps for 3 of the 5 types of factoring.  Make sure you show an example.  Somone who does not know how to factor should learn how to simply by looking at your presentation!  Add pictures, videos, websites...

3)If you came in 1- 9 place, using WeVideo, create your own Screencast showing how to factor a specific problem that you create!  Make sure you show tep by step how to factor and explain each step along the way,.  

Student Instructions

1) Watch the videos at the link on the board.  Make sure you scroll through the left side of the screen to watch all of the videos and answer all of the questions.

2) Pick 3 of the 5 types of factoring and create a how to POWtoon for each.  Make sure you add pictures, videos, websites... (Trinomial, difference of perfect squares, GCF, Quadratic Formula and complete the square)

3) Using WeVideo create your own "Khan Academy Style" video showing how to solve a specific problem that you create.  Explain how you know what type of factoring to use and step by step how to solve it!

4 Question and Discussion

Share the link to whatever you created and post it in Google Classroom.  If you watched the Khan Academy videos, type one Gloe, something you understand really well after watching the videos and one grow, something you still need help with.  After sharing, comment on each other's work! 

Student Instructions

1) Share the link to your creation and post it in Google Classroom

2) If you watched the Khan Academy videos, type a glow and grow for something you know really well after watching the video and somethign you still do not understand.

3) Comment on each other's work!  Write Glows and Grows for each! For example "Excellent job...Next time..."

5 Exit Slip

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Show link to Padlet and tell the students to write any questions they still have after this lesson.  Tell the students we will go voer their questions as the Do Now for tomorrows lesson!

Student Instructions

In the Padlet, type any questions that you still have about factoring quadratic equations after today's lesson.