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Multiplying Binomials using FOIL or Smiley Face method

Videos, worksheets, solutions, and activities to help Algebra 1 students learn how to multiply binomials using FOIL or Smiley Face method.

This method can only be used when we are multiplying a binomial by a binomial.

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Multiplying Binomials

The following video looks at multiplying binomials (2 term polynomials). When multiplying binomials we use what we call the F.O.I.L Method. First, Outer, Inner, Last.


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