Lesson Plan: Multiplying Complex Numbers Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to multiply two complex numbers.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • multiply complex numbers by other complex numbers,
  • raise a complex number to a given power,
  • combine addition, subtraction, and multiplication of complex numbers to simplify expressions.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • multiplying binomials,
  • complex numbers,
  • adding and subtracting complex numbers,
  • scalar multiplication of complex numbers.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • dividing complex numbers,
  • exponential and polar forms of complex numbers.

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