Multiplying binomials is often a challenge for some students. We teach them that it involves a double distribution, or the F.O.I.L. method, but sometimes it still doesn't "click". Why not use a box? Or a Punnett square to be exact. In biology a Punnett square is used to determine genetic outcomes. This is often taught in middle school science but the connection to math is often skipped over. This is a short little passage that describes how Punnett squares and multiplying binomials are similar. There are three examples, one genetic, one multiplying binomials, and then the last one multiplies a binomial by a trinomial. Check it out!!! Please leave me feedback or email me and let me know what you think.