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I created this factoring quadratics foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks.

I had to make a lot of compromises with this topic that made me sad. But, I just didn’t have the time I usually have for this topic.

This was mainly due to losing a large amount of class time due to the Oklahoma teacher walk-out.

Oklahoma standards only require Algebra 1 students to factor quadratics with a leading coefficient of 1. Usually, I go above and beyond the standards and have students factor quadratics with other leading coefficients.

This means that students really need to use the box method.

This year, I only did what the standards required due to time constraints. This meant that students didn’t really see the benefit of using the box method/grid method to factor quadratics.

I personally think it’s a mistake to set up the standards this way, but I’m not the one in charge.

If you are looking for additional factoring practice, I recommend checking out this Factoring Puzzle.

## More Activities for Teaching Polynomials

• X Puzzles Review Game
• Shared Factors – A Quadratics Puzzle
• Naming Polynomials Poster
• “Polly”nomial
• Naming Polynomials Speed Dating Activity
• Dividing Polynomials Using the Box Method Puzzles
• Area Model Puzzles from Christie Bradshaw
• Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Graphic Organizer
• Writing Polynomials in Standard Form Foldable
• Multiplying Polynomials Foldable
• Naming Polynomials Practice Sheet
• Polynomial or Not Color Coding Activity
• Polynomial Frayer Model Template
• Roots Solutions Zeros X-Intercepts Posters
• Multiplying Polynomials Egg Hunt Activity
• Human Polynomials Activity
• Introducing Algebra Tiles to Students
• Building and Naming Polynomials Activity
• Factoring Trinomials with GCFs Question Stack Activity
• Factoring Polynomials Using the Box Method Directions
• Looking for Patterns in Factoring Quadratics
• Factoring Quadratics Question Stack Activity
• Dividing Polynomials Using the Box Method Activity
• Dividing Polynomials Using the Box Method Foldable
• Multiplying Polynomials Using the Box Method Foldable
• Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Notes
• Parts of a Polynomial Practice Book
• Standard Form of a Polynomial Interactive Notebook Page
• Factoring out the GCF of a Polynomial Foldable
• Factoring vs Distributing Card Sort Activity
• Factoring Quadratics Using the Box Method Foldable
• Naming Polynomials Graphic Organizer