Once I taught my Algebra and Geometry students to factor polynomials, I realized that they had forgotten the related skill of multiplying binomials, which they insisted I call FOILing. This worksheet is my effort to tie the two ideas together, using the idea of the "generic rectangle," which is simply a geometric area model.
This worksheet includes spiral review problems.
This worksheet is intended for students to show their work on a separate sheet of paper.
I use it within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure my students understand it.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.