After viewing this lesson students will factor trinomials with a lead coefficient other than one using the process of splitting linear terms and grouping. The zero product property will then be used to solve for the unknown variables.
Before viewing this lesson students should be familiar with factoring trinomials with a lead coefficient of 1, factoring by grouping, and using the zero product property.
This lesson demonstrates a method generally not taught in textbooks. It takes out the guess and check in factoring trinomials where the lead coefficient is not 1.
Source: Caroline Collins using McDougal Littell's 2007 Algebra 1 materials.