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Title: Multipying Binomials Subject/Course: Applied Algebra
Topic: Multiplying with Algeblocks Grade(s):
910 Designer(s): Michelle Houston 

Stage
1 – Desired Results 

Established Goal(s) Use algebra tiles to model the multiplying of binomial factors and monomial factors 

Understanding(s)
Students
will understand that... 1. 2. the distributive property can be used to multiply polynomials

Essential
Question(s) 1.
2. How can Algebra Tiles be used to model polynomial multiplication
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Students will know...
K 
Students will be able to...
S 


Stage
2 – Assessment Evidence 


Performance Task(s) : 1. Students will work with partners to model the
products using algebra tiles 

Other Evidence


Stage
3 – Learning Plan 
Step one: Review the meaning of each type of tile in the algebra blocks set. Step two: Students will use the tiles to multiply the following binomials: (x+2)(x+1) (x2)(x1) (2x1)(x+3) (x1)(x+1) (x+3)(x+3) Step three: Students record their answers in step 2 Step four: Students use the FOIL method to multiply the same binomials as in step two, and compare their results. Step five: Record in their journal how the methods compare in process and in result. 