Since this strategy is more of an activity than a lesson idea, here are 3 sample Do Now activities to begin a class.

To preview a lesson on factoring polynomials:

1) List all of the factors of 24.

2) Find the square root of x², x^4, and x^6.

3) Find the square root of 1, 25, and 121.

To review for a lesson on factoring polynomials:

1) What are the factors?

2) What are the factors? (

3)

To review for a lesson on the quadratic formula:

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To preview a lesson on factoring polynomials:

1) List all of the factors of 24.

2) Find the square root of x², x^4, and x^6.

3) Find the square root of 1, 25, and 121.

To review for a lesson on factoring polynomials:

1) What are the factors?

*x(x-7)(x+3)*2) What are the factors? (

*x*²*)-1*3)

*What are the factors? (**x*²*)-5x+6*To review for a lesson on the quadratic formula:

1)

*What are the factors?**a=2, b=4, c=3*2)

*Identify the a, b, and c in the following equation:**(x*²*)-11x+3*3)

*What are the factors?**(x*²*)-11x+3*