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Factoring Quadratics Practice

Roll the dice and spin the spinner to create a quadratic function. Use the algebra tiles to try to factor the function you've created. Before you begin, predict about what percent of the functions you create will be able to be factored. Keep track of your results. How close do you come to your prediction?


Video Example

Polypad Canvas

Factoring Quads Game - Polypad - Mathigon
Virtual Manipulatives for Mathematics Classrooms: polygons, number and algebra tiles, fraction bars, tangram, pentominoes, and more.
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Follow-up Questions

  • Can you determine the probability that the a function made in this manner will be able to be factored?
  • What numbers on the spinner could you change to increases the probability that the function will be able to be factored? What numbers would you change to decrease the probability?