Lesson Plan

Multiplying Binomials and Factoring Trinomials

This Multiplying Binomials and Factoring Trinomials lesson plan also includes:

Two lessons for the price of one! Learners use algebra tiles to multiply binomials in the first activity, Next, they use their knowledge from the first activity to factor trinomials into two binomials.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource to introduce multiplying binomials and factoring trinomials
  • Consider using the provided websites to have learners use virtual algebra tiles
Classroom Considerations
  • Note that the entire resource focuses only on using algebra tiles and generic rectangles; the lessons do not cover algebraic techniques
  • Resource includes a paper template to create algebra tiles in classrooms where they are not available
  • Warm-up questions review prior skills necessary for the lesson
  • References to CST and CAHSEE are outdated, as these tests are no longer administered in California