The Difference of Two Squares

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Understand what a perfect square is.
Recognise when to apply the difference of two squares in a question.
Factorise expressions using the difference of two squares.
Shahriyar HajghassemHost: Shahriyar is a Maths Teacher at a School in Northwest London, teaching years 7 to 11. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 2013 and set off to China for two years teaching IGCSE and A-Level Economics.

In mathematics, the difference of two squares is a squared number subtracted from another squared number. In this lesson, students will gain a better understanding of what a perfect square is and how to recognise when to apply the difference of two squares in a question. Students will also get the opportunity to factorise expressions using the difference of two squares. This class is aimed at students in Years 9 - 11 and is a great tool for students aiming for a grade 6 and above.

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 9-11 or S3-S5.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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