## Reflection: Student Ownership Classifying Polynomials - Section 2: Partner Activity

The strategy I used in this lesson seemed to work well, allowing students to look up some of their own definitions and visuals.  Then using cards to apply what they learned by placing the cards in categories.  This lesson is heavy in content, so breaking it down separately for Partners to categorize first by Degree and then number of Terms helped students develop a stronger understanding of the words. Finally in the Exit Slip, seeing if students could synthesize all that they had learned to classify Polynomials by both Degree and Number of Terms simultaneously.

Strategies for Lessons that are Heavy in Content
Student Ownership: Strategies for Lessons that are Heavy in Content

# Classifying Polynomials

Unit 7: Polynomial Operations and Applications
Lesson 2 of 9

## Big Idea: Students use their prior knowledge of prefixes to build their mathematical vocabulary as they classify polynomials.

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Algebra, Math, Polynomial and Rational Functions, Hands on Activity, classifying polynomials, properties of polynomials
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### Rhonda Leichliter

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