Factoring Polynomials with 2x Squared

After factoring polynomials with only one X2, my girls wanted to try it with 2x2 so I let them have at it. This free math video shows what they did…

These ideas come directly from Crewton Ramone’s House of Math. I only learned how to do this two weeks ago. He’s been teaching it for 22 years, so go check out his stuff!

Introducing X Squared – Free Math Tutoring Video

Cuisenaire Rods and Base Ten Blocks can be used to represent variables in algebra. This makes it less abstract and young kids are able to understand what would otherwise be completely beyond their math and logic abilities.

My girls have had previous experience with square numbers and I think that helped them to catch on to this quickly. You can see videos of them playing with square numbers in base ten on the Multiplication and Division Concepts page. Or click below…

Square Numbers

Finding the Next Square

I learned this “X2” stuff from Crewton Ramone’s House of Maththis video specifically. He knows a lot more than me so go check out his videos!