This is a special edited lesson and homework on polynomial multiplication. We use the “tabular” method (which means that we are using a table to multiply). Using a table is easier than the traditional distribution method.

Each side of the table represents a polynomial that is being multiplied. Each box represents the product of each term. The end result is computed by combining the like terms that were computed inside the boxes.

This video may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgpAYS5mP3k