# Factoring Quadratics Using the Box Method Foldable

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I created this factoring quadratics using the box method foldable for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. My students (and I) seemed to appreciate the visual nature of this approach.

## Alternate Version of Factoring Quadratics Using the Box Method Foldable

I updated this foldable in 2017 when I used it with my Algebra 1 students.

I took some step-by-step pictures while writing out these notes to help explain the process.

Looking for some factoring practice? Check out this factoring puzzle.

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1. cate. says:

I'm intrigued by your area-model method for dividing polynomials. Please write that post! P.S. you're my math hero. I thought i was hot stuff. No, you are hot stuff. 🙂

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

Thanks Cate 🙂 I promise. It's on my to-do list. (Though, there are a ton of things on that list…)

2. Jsnider says:

Cancelling terms is KILLING me right now! What's the "cat"? I'd love something good to help them remember.

1. Colleen says:

I LOVE don't kill the kitten. Once I showed my kids that, I used it all year, and they knew exactly what I was talking about. (It may help that I'm a bit of a cat lady…)
It got to the point where I'd start the sentence and one of my students would finish it, yelling not to kill the cat.

2. Chris says:

@Jsnider, Is “cat” an acronym? I’d love to know more.

3. Anonymous says:

I'll be teaching an Algebra I support class next year – Question: How do you deal with their notebooks getting super thick? Do you have them get a new one at the end of each quarter – or does it not get as thick as I'm anticipating? Thank you for sharing your awesome stuff so freely!!!! You're great.

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

I've only ever used a hundred pages tops. I did give my students giant rubber bands to hold their notebooks closed.

4. Teri Ferguson says:

What's the paper airplane reference on the composition of functions page?

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

5. Teri Ferguson says:

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

I just found it via a google search. I've long lost the link, though. 🙁

6. sooshe says:

Sarah am overwhelmed by your strategies of teaching. Is there anyway I can get a copy of that book and any othersuggestions. I'd really love to use it to teach my classes.

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

Sorry it's a bit overwhelming! If you go to my pinterest page, I do try to put a picture of each page on there.

7. Unknown says:

Do you have your notes on teacher pay teacher?

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

No. All of my resources are posted here on my blog for FREE!