Multiplying Polynomials Using Algebra Tiles

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Tiles are not just for algebra—see how they can help with multiplication too. Young mathematicians learn to use algebra tiles to model the multiplication of polynomials. A follow-up worksheet provides practice with the skill.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource with learners struggling with multiplication of polynomials
Classroom Considerations

  • Algebra tiles are necessary for the lesson
  • It is extremely helpful if students have previous experience with algebra tiles
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Includes frames for recording algebra tile configurations on worksheet
Cons

  • Does not connect algebra tiles to algebraic techniques