
Perfect Trinomial Square Factoring Fun Help Game Tips:  Perfect squares are formed by multiplying a quantity times itself, as in (3)(3) =9 . Here are six perfect squares: 16, 25, (6)^{2}, r^{2}, (y+3)^{2}, (2w5t)^{2} .  A 'Perfect Trinomial Square' is the square of a binomial. For example, the perfect trinomial a^{2}+2ab+b^{2} can be formed from (a+b)^{2}. This means a^{2}+2ab+b^{2} can be factored as (a+b)(a+b).  Similarly, the 'Perfect Trinomial Square' a^{2}2ab+b^{2} can be factored into the two factors (ab)(ab). If you check (ab)(ab) , it multiplies together to give you the perfect trinomial a^{2}2ab+b^{2}. [To review multiplying a binomial times a binomial see the other SliderMath games.]  The 'Perfect Trinomial Square' y^{2}+6y+9 can be factored as (y+3)(y+3).  The 'Perfect Trinomial Square' 4w^{2}20wt+25t^{2} can be factored as (2w5t)(2w5t).  Refresh/Reload the web page to start over again.  If the game doesn't respond to keyboard input, click inside the game area to reset the game's focus.  The score report automatically appears after you have made 10 choices.  The Factors score is based on your choices only and does not count the helicopter hits.  The Game score is reduced by the number of helicopter hits.  The game speeds up as your score increases. Adjust this with the  and + keys. 
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