Intermath | Workshop Support


The 26th Degree / FOIL Frenzy

Problem Statement
What is (x-a)(x-b)(x-c)...(x-y)(x-z)? Explain how you found the answer.

Problem setup

Restate the problem in your own words. Discuss mathematical similarities between this problem and other problems you have solved.


Plans to Solve/Investigate the Problem

Discuss your initial plans/strategies/technologies toward the solution of the problem.


Investigation/Exploration of the Problem

Carry out your plans/strategies you planned initially. Give a well organized explanation and details about how the problem was approached and explored.  You should do that so that the reader can follow/construct/understand your work with minimal effort. Include numerical, graphical data (to the extend that it is applicable) to support your arguments and conjectures. Try to include multiple approaches/representations (numerical, graphical and symbolic) to the problem and the solution. Label diagrams, tables, graphs, or other visual representations you used. Provide an algebraic proof/solution for your conjectures/observations where it's applicable.


Extensions of the Problem

Discuss possible extensions for the problem and explore/investigate at least one of the extensions you discussed.

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