Multiplying Polynomials (Special Cases) Riddle

Grade Levels
7th - 11th
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This puzzle is a great way for Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2 students to practice the challenges / special cases in multiplying polynomials:

  • Conjugates (Difference of Squares)
  • Squared Binomials
  • A Binomial times a Trinomial
  • A Monomial times a Trionomial
  • Area Applications

I always use boxes to teach students how to multiply polynomials. A good alternative to FOIL, students can apply boxes to any number of terms.

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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.


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