This worksheet is the ideal place for students to begin expanding sets of three brackets.
In section A, learners will expand a pair of brackets, one containing a quadratic expression and one linear, using the grid method/area model. All terms are positive and scaffolding decreases as the questions progress.
Then, learners will expand sets of three brackets in section B.
Section C introduces negative terms and section E involves some problem solving including a spot, explain and correct question.
Questions throughout the worksheet are carefully selected to give students the opportunity to spot patterns and deepen their knowledge, particularly considering the effect of negative terms.