Beginning Algebra Module 7: Factoring

Learning Objective: Students will successfully factor second and third degree expressions using general factoring techniques and will use the zero factor property rule to solve second degree equations and functions. Module includes: Pre-Assessment, Introduction: Factoring, Section 1: Introduction to Polynomial Equations, Section 2: Second Degree Equations of the General Type, Section 3: Factoring Second Degree Equations with a Leading Coefficient, Section 4: Special Factorizations, Section 5: General Strategies for Factoring Polynomials, Post-Assessment.
Primary Material Type:
Online Course Module
Other Material Types:
Drill and Practice, Presentation, Quiz/Test, Simulation, Tutorial
Kenai Peninsula College/ University of Alaska
Project Name:
Beyond Anchorage: Expanding Developmental and Workforce Education
Beginning Algebra, real numbers, second-degree equations, third degree expressions, factoring, zero factor property, functions

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
The required employer partners: Architectural Design firms USKH; Harvey H. Hightower, Architect; DOWL HKM; and UMIAQ
Industry Sector:
Developmental Education
All Occupations (00-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Mathematics and Statistics (27)
Educational Use:
The module enables students to improve their mastery of pre-college foundational math without the tuition cost normally associated with remedial mathematics courses.
Time Required:
Approximately 7 hours (self-paced)
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
Quality Note:
This module was subjected to four formal reviews: two by non-course related instructional design professionals, one by a non-author grant personnel and one by a single reviewer external to the grant.
Course Note:
Essential Precollege Math: Beginning Algebra


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