Equivalent Expressions

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Here is a straight-forward problem of multiplying two binomials with a twist. It is up to algebra learners to decide how to turn this product of sums into a sum of products. However, it is not the quadratic that is the answer; it is the resulting coefficient of each term that will get the high marks. 

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CCSS: Designed
Pros
  • Students must read the problem in order to understand how to answer it
  • Allows pupils to choose their own method to solve
Cons
  • None
Common Core