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Multiplying Binomials

Activity Overview

Use Cabri Jr. on the TI-84 Plus to develop a model for multiplying binomials.

Before the Activity

Prerequisite skills for this activity include a basic knowledge of area and polynomials.

During the Activity

Send the AppVar MB to student calculators via TI-Navigator. Students explore the AppVar and complete the tables and questions in the attached handout.

After the Activity

As a result of the activity, students should have discovered the formula for multiplying binomials, sometimes known as the FOIL method.