Here is an example of how to multiply polynomials using special rules.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First only certain special multiplication patterns will have a rule- example (a + b)(a – b)
2. Once you determined the special pattern apply the rule to find the product of the polynomials
3. It’s always good to double check your work as it’s easy to make a mistake when applying the special rule

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Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations