## Module 2 - Topic 1 - Lesson 1 - Factoring Polynomials to Identify Zeros

**Essential Question(s):**

What techniques can be used to factor polynomials?

What is the purpose of factoring a polynomial graphically?

**Follow the steps to complete your notes and review the content.**

**STEP 1: Preparation**

__Title__your spiral with the heading above,

__copy__the essential question(s), and draw your border line for the Cornell notes.

**STEP 2: Textbook**

__Answer__the follow questions by using your workbook.

__Read__more than enough to ensure a complete answer to the question.

Following a

__Cornell notes format__, the questions should be written in the left-hand column and with the answers to the right of the question.

Make sure to

__write enough to answer the question__.

__Getting Started__

- What does it mean for a number to be prime or composite?
- How do you know if a number is factor of another?

__Activity 1.1__

- What is the difference between real factors and imaginary factors?
- What does it mean graphically for a function to have a GCF that can be factored out?
- How does factoring help you with sketching a graph of the polynomial?

__Activity 1.2__

- What is the “chunking” or "u-substitution" method?
- What are perfect square trinomials?
- How do you factor by grouping?
- What is the difference between factoring over the set of real numbers versus factoring over the set of complex numbers?

**STEP 3: Self-check**

Perform a self-check after the lesson is completed in class by asking yourself the following question:

*"Can you*

__answer__the essential question(s)__completely__?"- Yes? Awesome job! You took
__effective notes__, and__paid attention__. You are on your way to success! :D - No? Ok. We all have struggles.
__Determine__why you said no, r__evise__your notes and self-check again.__Do not get discouraged__.