COMMENTS from CLASSROOMS
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One teacher reported, having used Quadratic Factors Grid in an early version
"I will never teach factoring the old way again!".
One teacher has developed a sophisticated programme for introducing her learners to
algebraic thinking. Right from the beginning she uses an area diagram (rectangle) for
getting them to express multiplications, then generalisations of such multiplications
and then multiplications and additions.
Here is a display of work by one of her classes: details more visible below.
More details can be seen in the following
The teacher uses a general question for exploration which provokes learners into working on rearrangements and
rehearsing the use iof the diagrams to express areas as algebraic expressions: