Multiplying Binomials Notes (with Introductory Activity)
This is a compressed file containing a brief, 5-slide PowerPoint presentation with animation and a 2-sided notes page on multiplying binomials. This activity is intended for the beginner or the first day of the concept.
The activity begins with a very brief 5-slide PowerPoint presentation to introduce the concept. The student uses a scratch piece of paper or an individual student white board to perform two separate multiplications of a monomial times a binomial. This procedure is repeated 2 more times while the teacher helps the student notice any patterns in the questions and the answers. Teacher notes are provided in the notes section of each slide.
This introduction then leads into the notes page which provides the student two options for multiplying a binomial times a binomial - "double distribute" (which is what the PowerPoint eludes to (see preview) or using a Punnett Square. On the first example, the student tries both options (and hopefully gets the same answer!). On the second example, the student chooses the method that they prefer and then the class shares out as a whole group to compare answers. Finally, the back provides six more examples where the students work in pairs (each student in the pair multiplies using a different methodology than his partner) and then compare their answers when done. Key included.
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