## Today's Objective

# Key Vocabulary

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UNIT

7

7.1: Use the Greatest Common Factor to Factor Polynomials

Students apply basic factoring techniques to second- and simple third-degree polynomials. These techniques include finding a common factor for all terms in a polynomial, recognizing the difference of two squares, and recognizing perfect squares of binomials.

DECONSTRUCTION

OBJECTIVES

KEY VOCABULARY

STAR ITEMS

TAKE A QUIZ

Determine the GCF of the terms of a polynomial and factor the polynomial.

POLYNOMIAL

TERM

COEFFICIENT

GREATEST COMMON FACTOR

FACTOR(*ν*.)

FOIL

SQUARE OF A BINOMIAL

DIFFERENCE OF SQUARES

LOWEST TERMS

RECIPROCAL

NUMERATOR

DENOMINATOR