Capitalizing on Prior Knowledge

Using the Area Model to Teach High School Topics

Students come to us with a working knowledge and procedural skill set rooted in the use of area models. Learn how to tap into that knowledge to teach a range of topics, including multiplication and factoring polynomials, and as an alternative to synthetic division and long division of polynomials.

Through the use of a mathematical model, participants will move from using area models to the tabular method as a means to multiply, factor, and divide whole numbers and polynomials.

On-Demand Webinar


Resources for Eureka Math/EngageNY Math

In-Depth Professional Development

Great Minds® has designed a range of professional development resources to support schools and districts as they implement Eureka Math/EngageNY Math. Created by our team of teacher–writers, these resources demonstrate the same careful attention to coherence that characterizes the curriculum as a whole.


Implementation Support

For additional support during your implementation, make sure to check out the Eureka Math Webinar Library for more webinars like this one, and the Eureka Math Blog for help with pacing, standards-based grading, and more.



Collaborate with the Eureka Math teacher-writers and other educators around the country by following us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also get in-class activity ideas by following us on Pinterest.




During this 30-minute webinar, the following questions will be answered:

  • What is the area model/tabular method?

  • How can I use the area model/tabular method to teach distribution, multiplying and factoring polynomials, and division of polynomials.

  • How is the area model used in earlier grades in Eureka Math/EngageNY Math?


Contact us if you'd like to learn more about Eureka Math or how to bring it and its resources to your school/district.