Multiplying Polynomials
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# Multiplying Polynomials

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## Definition of a polynomial

Definition of a polynomial: Learn to identify if a polynomial is a monomial, binomial, or trinomial,
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LOOK HERE FIRST!! Definitions of terms essential to the topic of multiplying polynomials can be found here.

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## Cool math Algebra Help Lessons: Polynomials - Multiplying Easy Ones

This algebra lesson explains how to multiply easy polynomials.
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This lesson provides a wonderful refresher on the skills needed to multiply a monomial by polynomials. Detailed examples and step-by-step descriptions are also provided for each problem. There are also opportunities to attempt various example problems.

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## Cool math Algebra Help Lessons: Polynomials - Multiplying with FOIL (Multiplication)

This algebra lesson explains how to multiply polynomials (binomials) using FOIL.
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There is a thorough explanation of how to accurately use the FOIL method to multiply two binomials. Lots of examples and ample opportunities to practice this skill!

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## Multiplying Binomials

Multiplying Binomials
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This video compares and contrasts the FOIL method with the distributive property when multiplying binomials. Be sure to scroll down below the video for more explanations and help!

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This site generates as many practice problems as you want until you feel you have sufficiently mastered the topic!

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With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
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More practice problems at varying degrees of difficulty.

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## Multiplying binomials: the FOIL method

Intro with two other approaches; area example as well
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This video includes a very thorough description of how to geometrically interpret the multiplication of polynomials, using the "box method". This method is very beneficial for visual learners.

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## Multiplying Polynomials - Punnet Square

learn to multiply polynomials using the punnet square
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This video describes three methods which can be used to multiply polynomials: Punnett Squares (or the "box method"), FOIL, and the distributive property. Check out the related videos section for more helpful videos regarding multiplying polynomials.

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## Distributive Property - Free Math Help

Learn about the distributive property with this free math lesson. As one of the basic properties of arithmetic, the distributive property allows us to operate on an expression contained in parenthesis.
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A very helpful review of the distributive property. This is a skill that is IMPERATIVE for the concept of multiplying polynomials.

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## Multiplying Monomials

Multiplying Monomials
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This video provides a step-by-step description of multiplying a monomial by a monomial. It's also a great application of the topic of multiplying polynomials to something as simple as area of a rectangle.
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## Cool math Algebra Help Lessons: Polynomials - Multiplying Messier Polynomials (Multiplication)

This algebra lesson explains how to multiply messier polynomials.
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The FOIL method is used again in this lesson, but for situations when polynomials are multiplied by polynomials (not just binomials!). Two different techniques are explained so students can choose whichever they find easier to perform.

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## Multiplying Polynomials 2

Multiplying Polynomials 2
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This is an excellent example of how to actively read and extract information from a story problem. The extracted information results in a chance to practice multiplying polynomials in a real-life application.

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## Special Products of Binomials

Special Products of Binomials
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This in-depth video covers a special case that arises when multiplying certain binomials. All aspects of this situation are thoroughly explained. Many questions are answered below the video if there is any confusion regarding something that is said or done in the video.

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## How Do You Solve a Word Problem by Multiplying Binomials? | Virtual Nerd

Virtual Nerd's patent-pending tutorial system provides in-context information, hints, and links to supporting tutorials, synchronized with videos, each 3 to 7 minutes long.
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This video models a logic process that can be used when a word problem with binomials is encountered. The step-by-step process is very clear and straight-forward.

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## Regents Exam Prep Center Topic Index

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This site compiles many lessons regarding the different ways to multiply polynomials. Click through the first four "lessons" to learn or brush up on the different methods. Use the next four "practices" to get practice on the different types of problems at varying levels of difficulty.

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## Multiplying polynomials

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This is a teaching resource as opposed to a student resource. I believe it provides some very good ideas that would be helpful when introducing this topic to students in the classroom.

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