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Multiplying Polynomials

Explore various methods of multiplying binomials. Learners simplify binomial times a binomial expressions using an area model, the FOIL method, and the distributive property. They make connections between the three methods to develop their understanding of the new concept.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use waffles or another graphic organizer to record new vocabulary with definitions and examples
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson is written to be used with an overhead projector, but it can be adapted to utilize a different presentation format
  • Consider avoiding the FOIL method as it is specific to binomials; you cannot extend the concept to other types of polynomials if you teach it in this manner
Pros

  • A well-designed lesson that begins with a warm-up activity used to connect the new concept to prior learning
  • Includes a set of classwork problems, homework problems, and an assessment
Cons

  • None
Common Core

Included Materials

  • Warm-Up Activity
  • Activity - Part 1
  • Activity - Part 2
  • Multiplying Polynomials Quiz
  • Homework Worksheet
  • ELL Quiz
  • Worksheet