Special Products of Polynomials
In this polynomial worksheet, students use FOIL to multiply polynomials. Polynomials involve four to five terms, some with fractions. There are 30 problems on this two-page worksheet.
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The Special Role of Zero in Factoring
Use everything you know about quadratic equations to solve polynomial equations! Learners apply the Zero Product Property to factor and solve polynomial equations. They make a direct connection to methods they have used with quadratic...
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Factor Polynomials Using Special Products: Difference of Two Squares
Factoring patterns are not magic! Show your classes how to model the difference of two squares' factors using an area model. Learners manipulate the width and length of two squares to represent the polynomial a^2-b^2. They use the model...
9th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
How Do You Use the Formula for the Product of a Sum and a Difference?
Multiply two binomials that have the same terms but different signs. One way is to FOIL it and then combine like terms. Another, shorter way to do it is to use a formula. There's a formula for the product of a sum and a difference. Using...
5 mins 8th - 9th Math