**Category:**HS Algebra**Uploaded by HirooKato on:**2012-09-27 19:54:28

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Ms. Susan Dudley works through the diamond method for factoring.
Also available at http//tinyurl.com/tc-dudley. Questions this video
answers How do you do a diamond factoring approach? How do I check
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Ms. Susan Dudley works through the diamond method for factoring.

Also available at http//tinyurl.com/tc-dudley. Questions this video

answers How do you do a diamond factoring approach? How do I check

to see if I have factored correctly? How do I factor?

Also available at http//tinyurl.com/tc-dudley. Questions this video

answers How do you do a diamond factoring approach? How do I check

to see if I have factored correctly? How do I factor?

Comments (2 of 2)

I really like that Ms. Dudley explains the general case using the diamond method and shows it using colors. Because she does this before diving into the example, it seems more clear while going through the example. Also, I know it says it at the top of the screen (and Ms. Dudley mentions it in passing) but I would like to see it made more clear that using b and c in the diamond method in this fashion only work when a = 1.

I like when Ms. Dudley gives the general equation of a quadratic equation and explains a=1. She does a great job explaining the diamond method. It is extremely helpful that she actually lists the factors that work to multiply to 36 until we get which ones add up to 13. I love that she double checked the answer. It is not only helpful to catch any mistakes but it also clarifies a problem to show it worked forwards and backwards. The color coding was helpful as well and made the solution easy to follow.