**Unit 2 - Algebra & Factoring**

**Unit 2 - Algebra & Factoring**

In this unit of the course, we will review the algebra skills from grade 9 and expand on them to manipulate equations, solve for missing values, and create the skills required for our future in mathematics.

### 2.0 - [Optional] Gr. 9 Review of Algebraic Expressions

**Mr. Bra****sh's v****ideo** | **Written file**

Khan Academy playlists:

**Terms**and**Distribution****Distributive Property lesson**(Univ. of Waterloo)

**2.0 Helpful Videos:**

▶ **Mr. Brash's Video**

▶ Terms

▶ Like Terms

▶ Distributive Property

### 2.1 - Expanding & Simplifying

**A: Tues. Sept. 22**

B: Wed. Sept. 23

B: Wed. Sept. 23

In-Class Lesson: Blank | Filled-in**Mr. Brash's Video Lesson** | **Video written file**

Some

**special patterns**(optional extra video)

**2.1 Helpful Videos:**

▶ **Mr. Brash's Video**

▶ **Expanding** (Khan)

▶ **Area Model** (Khan)

▶ Explanation of a **Difficult Example**

▶ Some **special patterns**

### 🏠 2.2 - Greatest Common Factor (GCF)

**A: Wed. Sept. 23**

B: Thurs. Sept. 24

B: Thurs. Sept. 24

**2.2 Helpful Videos:**

▶ **Mr. Brash's Video**

▶ **Factors** (Khan)

▶ **GCF** (Khan)

▶ **Common Factoring** (Khan)

### 2.3 - Factor by Grouping

**A: Thurs. Sept. 24**

B: Fri. Sept. 25

B: Fri. Sept. 25

In-Class Lesson: Blank | Filled-in**Mr. Brash's V****ideo** | **Video Written File**

**Mathspace written lesson**with examplesHomework (Mathspace)

**2.3 Helpful Videos:**

▶ **Mr. Brash's Video**

▶ **Factor by Grouping** 1 (Khan)

▶ **Factor by Grouping** 2 (Peter Blake)

### 2.4 - Factoring *Monic* Trinomials

*Monic*Trinomials

Factoring ax^{2} + bx + c When a = 1

**A: Thurs. Sept. 24**

B: Fri. Sept. 25

B: Fri. Sept. 25

**Helpful Videos and Links:**

In-Class Lesson: Blank | Filled-in**Mr. Brash's Video** | Video Written File

### 🏠 2.5 - Factoring *Non-Monic* Trinomials (Decomposition)

*Non-Monic*Trinomials (Decomposition)

Factoring ax^{2} + bx + c When a ≠ 1 (not equal to 1)

**A: Fri. Sept. 25**

B: Mon. Sept. 28

B: Mon. Sept. 28

**Mr. Brash's Video** | **Blank Copy** | ** ****Filled Copy**

Homework (Mathspace)

### 2.5b - *Non-Monic* Trinomials: The Cross Method

*Non-Monic*Trinomials: The Cross Method

This is a second method (bit of a trick) for factoring non-monic trinomials (when 'a' is not 1). It's just another way of doing it.

**2.6 - Factoring: A Difference of Squares**

**2.6 - Factoring: A Difference of Squares**

**A: Mon. Sept. 28**

B: Tues. Sept. 29

B: Tues. Sept. 29

Today's video lesson *seems *long due to extra examples after the 15 min mark. Feel free to stop after 15 minutes.

In-Class Lesson: Blank | Filled-in**Mr. Brash's Video** (stop at 7:52) | **Video Written File**

Homework (Mathspace)

**2.6 Helpful Videos:**

▶ **Mr. Brash's Video** (stop at 7:52)

▶ **Difference of Squares**

▶ **Perfect Square Trinomials**

**Review for Unit Assessment #2**

**Review for Unit Assessment #2**

**Cohort**

**A Your Test is Fri. Oct. 2**

Cohort B Your Test is Mon. Oct. 5

Cohort B Your Test is Mon. Oct. 5

Riddle Worksheets (Distributed in class - cannot post online)

More to come!

**Don't forget all the videos that are available to you!**