by Robin
Kirkham

__Introduction____
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The teaching of Algebra I includes working with polynomials
and the *fine* ** art
of factoring**. Yes this is an art. The students do not readily grasp this
fine art and it therefore, lends itself to some creative methods to teaching
factoring. It is my belief that
some of the difficulty is that the students do not actually see the numbers and
there the relationships between the numbers.

How can factoring be made easier? How can the students relate or at least see some of the relationships between the
numbers. There are many different
methods used but I want to introduce yet one more method that I believe can let
the student feel the relationships.

Let us review some lesson plans.

**II: Introduction of the World of Diamonds **

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__III:
Other Methods to Factor Polynomials__

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__IV:
An Example of Factoring using Diamond Math __