Multiply more polynomials

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SWBAT multiply polynomials.

Big Idea

What do people shaking hands have to do with multiplying polynomials? Find out in this lesson that shuns FOIL for a more universal approach.


10 minutes

Each day, students complete a Warmup that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material.  Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.

For a video narrative about how I structure each lesson, and how the warm-up fits in watch my Lesson Structure video.


In today's warm-up, I wanted to re-focus on standards that are outside of the 8th grade common core, but part of the Algebra I standards.  The tasks have progressed in difficulty over the last few days, which lends itself nicely to both review and extension as each day passes. 

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For HW141 I have provided multiple choice questions to provide students with practice multiplying polynomials. The answers are provided so that students can confirm their answers and consider their mistakes.