Here are 3 great ways to teach Multiplying Binomials and Beyond!
- It is all about distributing and in math, just like everywhere else, we like things distributed evenly. Check out our lesson on Algebra 1 Coach about Teaching Distributing with Cup Cakes! It can be found here: https://algebra1coach.com/the-distributive-property/
- Teach them that the Prefix Bi means 2. Which means they will be Distributing 2 monomials. The word distribute is the most important word. They need to relate distribute to multiply so when you move on to trinomials they know to Distribute 3 monomials because the prefix Tri means 3. You get the point...
- Do a refresher lesson on what separates terms in a math phrase. Recover with them that + and - signs separate terms and that they need to distribute each of the terms in the first set of parenthesis to each of the terms in the second set of parenthesis. Reminding them to check and make sure each of the terms in the second set of parenthesis received each of the terms in the first set of parenthesis. Again, because we all love when things are passed out evenly!
Below is a Great Video Reviewing the Multiple Methods to Multiply Binomials
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