Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Adding and Subtracting Polynomials - Section 2: Guided Notes + Practice


One thing I believe is absolutely mandatory in this lesson is the use of the algebra tiles. It takes a lot of time and can be rather cumbersome, so it’s easy to understand how this is not always a teacher favorite; however, it is well worth it. It really resonates with the students and there should be more problems where students can use the tiles on their own. Though time consuming, don’t skip using the tiles.

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  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Algebra Tiles
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Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

Unit 8: Polynomials
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: SWBAT identify and classify polynomials. SWBAT add and subtract polynomials using Algebra tiles

Big Idea: Students will gain a conceptual understanding of polynomials and like terms with the use of manipulatives.

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Math, Algebra, Polynomial and Rational Functions, polynomials, operations with polynomials
  80 minutes
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