Polynomials Multiplying (FOIL Method)

This section has the following videos:

  • Lesson Video
  • Example Set A Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
  • Example Set B Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
  • Example Set C Practice Problems (Video Solutions)

You know how to multiply numbers but that’s no real fun.  If you are looking for a real good time then learn how to multiply polynomials.  Once you have the various methods to multiply polynomials down your algebra life will be wonderful!  Just on a serious note you MUST know polynomial operations to get past your algebra teacher.  Enjoy the notes below.


Key concepts to remember:

* all polynomial multiplication methods are based on the distributive property
* you need to understand the rules of powers and exponents while dealing with polynomials
* make sure you add all like terms and simplify your final product
* the opposite of polynomial multiplication is polynomial factoring a key skill in algebra