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Topic:  Conceptual approach to factoring polynomials 
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Subject:  RE: Conceptual approach to factoring polynomials 
Author:  thom96 
Date:  Dec 7 2006 
Please forward your downloads and attachments and other examples you can share.
I vaguely remember a process similar to your example when I was teaching algebra
II a few years ago. It seems it was some type of chart that listed the factors
of the constant term and then the possible sums of the middle x term, and then
somehow by comparing and process of elimination the factors could be determined.
If I can dig this up I will forward it. But I do agree with your statement that
observation, recognition of pattern, and practice and more practice are probably
the best choices. t.burr@sbcglobal.net
 
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