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New York State Common Core Math Algebra I, Module 1, Lesson 9

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Student Outcomes

Students understand that the product of two polynomials produces another polynomial; students multiply polynomials.


Exercise 1
a. Gisella computed as follows:
Can you explain what she is doing? What is her final answer?
Use a geometric diagram to compute the following products:

Exercise 2
Multiply the polynomials using the distributive property:

Exercise 3
For (i) to (x) below, write down an expression such that if you applied the distributive property to your expression it will give the result presented. Give interesting answers!

Exercise 4
Sammy wrote a polynomial using only one variable, , of degree 3. Myisha wrote a polynomial in the same variable of degree 5. What can you say about the degree of the product of Sammy and Myisha’s polynomials?

Exit Ticket

1. Must the product of three polynomials again be a polynomial?
2. Find (w2 + 1)(w3 - w +1)

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