Lesson Plan : Multiplying Polynomials

Teacher Name:
 Berniece Hutton
 Grade 9-10

 Polynomials and Factoring
 Numbers and Operations - Algebra I Multiplying Polynomials 1. Polynominal- A term or sum of terms which has non-negatie integer exponents only. 2. Binomial - A polynomial wht tow terms. 3. Coefficient: The number in front of the variable. 4. FOIL Method: You will learn the foil method for mutliplying two binomials 5. Distributive Property
 1.a Students will learn how to multiply polynomials using Distributive Properties and the FOIL method. 1.b Students will learn how to use polynomial multiplication in real-life problems.
 The student will be able to participate in group discussion and respect each other's opinion. The student will classify polynomial by degree and by number of terms. The student will multiply polynomials by using the Distributive Property. The student will apply polynomial to real-life settings. Define the basic components of the Distributive Property and Foil method. Given 2 polynomials the student will multiply using the FOIL pattern.
 Overhead projector Aluminum Foil for all students to have at their desks Teacher notes Copies of homework handout Answer key for homework handout
 "Good morning class. Today, we are going to learn how to multiply polynomials." Well, are you aware that you can actually multiply polynomials using this"? (Holding up the aluminum foil)
 Using PowerPoint review the terms. Review the first problem on PowerPoint using Distributive Property. "Does everyone remember how we used the Distributive Property in the last chapter?" Show the class what FOIL stands for. Do the first example on the PowerPoint using the FOIL, step-by-step. Model 3 examples of multiplying binomials using FOIL on the chalkboard, first using the Distributive Property and then using the FOIL method. Put 2 more problems on the chalkboard and ask for 2 volunteeers to work teh problems at the board while the others do the problems at their seats. (I shall be monitoring their work as I walk around, troubleshooting any problems).
 Show the students how to multiply a binomial by trinomial on the chalkboard, term-by-term. (Do 2 examples).
 John has a visual impairment. To accommodate for this, I sued a larger font type for items displayed on PowerPoint. Also, I used large dark handwriting on the chalkboard. During the lesson, I shall directly ask questions of Jason to be sure he is following along with the material.
Checking For Understanding:
 Informally assess student's progress and help trougleshoot problems during the lesson. Informally assess students by asking them what to do next when solving examples on tghe chalkboard. Also, formally assess students when grading homework.
 Disgtribute homework handout and give directions. Collect everyone's aluminum foil and throw it away.
 Formally assess students when grading homework. Did the student catch the introduction? Was it a Beginning that got their attention?
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