Factorising Quadratics (Higher)

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Key takeaways
Understand what is meant by the coefficient of x².
Factorise quadratics using number manipulations.
Expand brackets to check if the factorisation was correct.
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.

Quadratic expressions can be written in the form ax²+bx+c, where a, b, and c are numbers. When factoring quadratic where x² has a coefficient of 1, students simply need to think of two numbers that add to give the coefficient of x and multiply to give c. This method will not work when factorising quadratics where the coefficient of x² is greater than 1, therefore students will learn to apply a new procedure to factorise such quadratics.

In this class, students will understand what is meant by the coefficient of x², how to factorise quadratics using number manipulations, and how to expand brackets to check if the factorisation was correct. This class is aimed at Years 9 - 11.

Review these topics next: Solving Linear Equations (High Difficulty)Changing the Subject of a Formula (Advanced)Advanced Trigonometry

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Suitable for:

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

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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