^{2}+ 3xy + 2y

^{2}is not a problem...

We also did x

^{2}+ 5xy + 6y

^{2}as well and off camera we did more problems which were EASY once they understood the concept.

x

^{2}+ 7xy + 12y

^{2}etc.

It's EASY to see x

^{2}+ 3xy + 2y

^{2}= (x + y)(x + 2y)

x

^{2}+ 5xy + 6y

^{2}= (x + 2y)(x + 3y)

x

^{2}+ 7xy + 12y

^{2}= (x + 4y)(x + 3y)

Watching me explaining it to little kids should make it easier for you to see how to explain it...

Older kids that have played with these blocks will look at this and go "no big deal"...as the five year old said we're just giving the units, and x's a new name...the concepts for factoring multiplication and division are the same...

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