Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

FOIL Acronym

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Purpose of Strategy/Approach

 

Use a graphic organizer to assist with learning how to multiply polynomials by indicating the direction and nature of the relationship between units of information.

 

Rationale of Lesson

 

Understanding how to perform the arithmetic operation of multiplication on polynomials is fundamental to understanding that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication and can be added, subtracted, and multiplied.

 

Acknowledgment of Content Expert and Consultants

 

Dr. Francine Johnson

Materials

  • overhead projector or computer with projector
  • pens/pencils

References and Web Resources

 

FOIL References and Web Resources