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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

640- Making Sense of Factoring Methods through Visualization

Saturday, April 12, 2014: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
R07 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Jeffrey J. Steckroth

Many procedures for factoring trinomials like 6x^2 + 5x – 4 exist, but most make little or no sense. Using a unique transformational approach to graphing, the presenter of this session will show why methods like Slip and Slide and AC work, while also strengthening the important connections among algebraic, graphical, and numerical representations of quadratic functions.

Presentation Format: 9-12 Session
Grade Band Audience: 9 to 12, Preservice and Inservice

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