## Overview

**Learning Intentions (Objectives)**

a) Factor polynomials with two or more terms.

b) Use the Rational Roots Theorem to factor polynomials of degree higher than two.

**Rationale (Diagnostic Results)**

Knowing how to factor polynomials is important for all work with rational expressions and functions, quadratics, and polynomials functions.

### Standards Addressed in the Lesson

##### California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

### Lesson Components

- Explore (Finding Common Divisors or Common Factors)
- Practice (Finding GCF for Monomials)
- Explore (Using GCF for Expressions)
- Watch (Factoring by Grouping)
- Explore (Ways to Factor Trinomials)
- Practice (Factor Trinomials)
- Explore (Rational Root Theorem)
- Practice (Rational Root Theorem)

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