# Special Types of Polynomials

### Students will learn how to find special products.

### Objectives:

• Students will review exponents.

• Students will learn how to multiply binomials that are squared.

• Students will learn how to multiply binomials that are cubed.

• Students will practice these skills in their independent work.

### Suggested Grades:

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

Print the classroom lesson plan and worksheet questions (see below).

### Lesson Excerpt:

II. Special Products

- "Today's lesson is going to focus on some special types of problems. In these problems, you will still be multiplying binomials, and trinomials, but the work will be a little different."

- "Before we look at an example, what does it mean to square something?"

- Student answer- squaring means that you multiply the number by itself.

- "Okay good, so when I am going to square a number, I use the exponent 2 and that means that I am going to multiply that number by itself. In fact any term with an exponent, the exponent tells you how many times to multiply the term by itself. Exponents are a shortcut for multiplication."

- "Are there any questions on that?"

- Wait a few minutes for student questions and then move on.

- "Keep all of this in mind, and here is an example of a special type of problem."

Continued...