Multiplying Polynomials

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10828

Does multiplying polynomials feel like a rollercoaster ride? End those ups and downs! Rapping and online quizzes and a match game and online examples help you learn how to FOIL those polynomials!

categories

Middle School

subject
Math
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

Do you see a polynomial in this picture?

Do you need a quick refresher on the definition of a polynomial (mathisfun.com) before we begin?

If you're more of the visual learner, here is a great Unlock Math video that's just under three minutes:

Introduction to Polynomials

Okay, now back to the rollercoaster! Did you find the polynomial yet?

There is one, and not just numbers hidden somewhere in the picture. When you graph polynomials, you end up with an image that looks very similar to a rollercoaster!

Now that you had a quick review of what polynomials are (and learned a neat fact about polynomials!), let's review one of the most common methods of multiplying them!

There are several different methods for multiplying polynomials. In this lesson, you are going to review using the FOIL (First, Outside, Inside, Last) method. Learn the FOIL Song to help jog your memory, and make you sing each time you see a polynomial!

FOIL Song:

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