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Difference of squares

Use this prompt to encourage a discussion and investigation of the difference of two squares. By using guided questions students can be prompted to investigate different questions using visual, concrete and algebraic techniques. The resource includes classroom examples, teacher notes and guided questions.

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Year level(s) Year 10
Audience Teacher
Purpose Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation
Keywords squares, powers, difference, proof

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Algebra, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Algebraic expressions
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA233 Expand binomial products and factorise monic quadratic expressions using a variety of strategies

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Inquiry Maths

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