Find a Polynomial Expression for Area of Rectangles - Pool Application (Example)

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Next time you're at a pool, consider how to calculate its area. Given the dimensions of a rectangular pool and the dimensions of a deck surrounding the pool as algebraic expressions, young mathematicians see how to calculate the areas. They watch an educational video that describes the necessary process.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide the video to learners struggling with multiplication of binomials in a real-world context
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with FOIL or the distributive property
  • Requires knowledge of combining like terms
Pros

  • Shows all of the required work
  • Diagram helps make the context easy to comprehend
Cons


Common Core