Multiplying Polynomials

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Taught by MrA
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, the various ways to multiply polynomials are discussed, including distribution, FOIL, long multiplication, and using Punnett squares. The importance of remembering to distribute is emphasized, and while FOIL is an easy method to remember, it only works for binomials. Long multiplication involves multiplying every term in one polynomial by every term in the other, while Punnett squares can simplify the process by finding the area of the product of two binomials. A word problem involving finding the dimensions of a swimming pool is also solved using polynomial multiplication.

Lesson Description:

Several approaches to multiplying polynomials. Distributing, foiling, long multiplication, and using Punnett Squares are described as ways to multiply polynomials.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you distribute with polynomials?
  • How do you multiply polynomials?
  • How do you solve polynomial equations?
  • How do you multiply polynomials with Algebra tiles?
  • How do you FOIL with polynomials?
  • How can Punnett Squares be used to multiply polynomials?
  • How do you multiply polynomials with long multiplication?
  • What is a real-world situation where you would multiply polynomials?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson is very comprehensive and complete. Several different methods of multiplying polynomials are explained, and the learner is encouraged to use whichever method makes the most sense. A great fundamental approach to understanding multiplying polynomials with several great resources. This is absolutely a must for anyone struggling with multiplying polynomials!
  • 012angel

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    This video really helped me with my math homework. I would recommend this to all of my friends.
  • Twinkle

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    i think this is a very helpful video for people in pre ap class that are in algebra im actcully in pre ap algebra 1 right now and im and in the 8th grade

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    Excellent step-by-step instruction. Really helps to understand the process of multiplying polynomials.