Unit 3 - 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.

3.1 - Algebraic Expressions

Video Lesson | Written Lesson

Practice: Per. 2 | Per. 3

Wednesday March 25th

3.2 - Expanding Binomials

Video Lesson | Written Lesson

Practice: Per. 2 | Per. 3


  • Video links to the right (gold is Mr. Brash's video lesson)
  • Questions #15 and #20 explained

Thursday March 26th

3.3 - Special Patterns

Video Lesson | Written Lesson

Practice: Per. 2 | Per. 3


  • Video links to the right (gold is Mr. Brash's video lesson)

Monday March 30th

3.4 - Common Factoring

Video Lesson | Written Lesson

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Practice: Per. 2 | Per. 3

Wednesday April 1st

3.5 - Factor by Grouping

Friday April 3rd

3.6 - Factoring Trinomials (Quadratics)

Factoring ax2 + bx + c When a = 1

Monday April 6th

3.7 - Factoring by Decomposition (Grouping)

Factoring ax2 + bx + c When a ≠ 1 (not equal to 1)

Wednesday April 8th

3.7b - The Cross Method

This is a second method (a trick) for factoring non-momic trinomials (when 'a' is not 1)

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Office hours are Friday, April 17th at the regular class times.

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3.8 - Factoring - Special Cases

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

Video Lesson | Written Lesson

Practice: Per. 2 | Per. 3

Tuesday April 14th

Factoring Decision Tree

Video | PDF File

Need help deciding when to use a certain kind of factoring? Hopefully this PDF and accompanying video can help!

* Unit 3 Mathspace Task! *

Period 2 Class | Period 3 Class

Wed. April 15th - Sun. April 19th

Please complete this task before Tues. April 21st, if possible.

This concludes Unit 3 - Algebra & Factoring. We will continue to practice these skills in our future units and in grade 11. If you feel you need more assistance with this unit, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Brash!