Polynomials: Multiplying Polynomials (Part 2)

Students will learn how to multiply polynomials.



• Students will review the basics of the distributive property and FOIL.

• Students will learn how to multiply binomials and polynomials together.

• Students will learn how to multiply two polynomials together.

• Students will practice each of these new skills in their independent work.


Suggested Grades:

Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade - Ninth Grade - Tenth Grade - including special education students

Lesson Procedure:

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Lesson Excerpt:

I. Introduction and Review

- "In our last lesson, we began multiplying polynomials, specifically two binomials together. Let's just take a few minutes to review that process before we continue with today's lesson on multiplying polynomials."
- "When we have a problem with parentheses, it is important that we get rid of the parentheses to solve the problem. To do this, we are often going to use the distributive property."
- "However, when we are multiplying two binomials together, there is a shortcut for the distributive property that we are going to use. Can anyone tell me what that is?"
- Student answer- FOIL
- "Good, and what does FOIL stand for?"
- Student answer- Firsts, outers, inners, lasts.
- "Excellent, and that is the order that we are going to multiply the terms from the two binomials. Here is an example."



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