We could all wish that we had an educator like this when we studied Algebra. The instructor, Ed Burger, uses humor to explain the FOIL method. This video is a preview from Thinkwell's Intermediate Algebra course.

This video demonstrates how to use FOIL to distribute two binomials. The FOIL method — which stands for first, outer, inner, and last — takes two binomials and multiplies them for a single quadratic equation. Run time 03:23.

Students learn to multiply two binomials together using the F.O.I.L. method: First, Outer, Inner, Last. For example, to simplify (2x + 3)(x -- 5), take the product of the First terms, which is 2x^2, plus the product of the Outer terms, which is --10x..., plus the product of the Inner terms, which is +3x, plus the product of the last terms, which is --15. So the problem reads 2x^2 -- 10x + 3x -- 15. Finally, combine the like terms --10x + 3x, to get --7x, so the final answer is 2x^2 -- 7x -- 15.[more]

The First Outside Inside Last method of keeping track when multiplying binomials. The instructor uses a white board in a class setting. There is some interaction and several examples of increasing complexity. The discussion is clear and understandab...le. Produced by Robert Ahdoot, yaymath.org[more]

The Foil Method for solving binomials is explained in this student-created video. The students explain FOIL ( First, Outside, Inside, and Last) and solve a binomial on an interactive board using this method. ( 1:19)

The Foil Method for solving binomials is explained in this student-created video. The students explain FOIL ( First, Outside, Inside, and Last) and solve a binomial on an interactive board using this method. ( 1:19)

From YouTube, produced by http://www.LucidEducation.com.

This video gives a pretty elementary approach to the F-O-I-L Method. It gives a fluid example of how the foil method is achieved by laying out each step term for term. It shows each step line by line for plain learning and maximum efficiency. It e...ven shows an example of the F-O-I-L Method with a coefficient in front of the first term which may confuse beginners. (04:31)[more]

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