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Polynomial Expressions

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Algebra 1 is the first exposure to polynomial operations so let's get it right! Here are some resources that cover the operations such as factoring out a monomial, combining like terms, and FOILing. This collection can also be used as a...
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Simplify Expressions by Combining Like Terms (No Negatives)

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Sometimes simplifying expressions is as simple as combining like terms. Help your pupils build the important skill using a video presentation. After defining like terms, the instructor completes a series of examples, which progress from...
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Adding Polynomials

For Students 7th - 9th
Adding two polynomials begins with simplifying when possible. Sal demonstrates the process he uses to combine like terms and explains why the process works. This video would be great for those who need a quick refresher.
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Combining Like Terms Requiring Distribution (Example 3)

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Merge two important algebraic skills to simplify polynomial expressions. A thorough video lesson describes the process of distributing and combining like terms to simplify an expression. Examples show how to distribute one or two...
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Combining Like Terms

For Students 8th - 9th
In this instructional activity, algebra learners solve and complete 20 different equations that include combining like terms. First, they identify and define like terms and how they can be combined in solving an equation. Then, students...
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Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Expressions (Combining Like Terms)

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Everyone loves math when it includes food! This lesson tries to take the notion of combining like terms in algebra and comparing it to sorting apples and oranges. It takes a step-by-step approach to helping students understand this...
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Simplifying Polynomials

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Combine terms to help simplify. An introduction of like terms starts the discussion on simplifying polynomials. Playing the game "like terms or not like terms" soldifies the concept of like terms. The video shows how individuals can...
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Combining Like Terms (Example 1)

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Do your pupils confuse multiplying variables terms with adding variable terms? A video presentation uses factoring to isolate the coefficients of the like terms before combining, emphasizing the difference between addition and...
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Subtracting Polynomials

For Students 8th - 9th
To subtract two polynomials Sal demonstrates that you add the opposite of the second term, and then combine like terms to solve. How do you find an opposite term? Simply multiply the polynomial by -1. This video is very clearly explained...
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Simply a polynomial

For Students 7th - 9th
At times, polynomial expressions can be very long. Watch this video to see how Sal simplifies them by combining like terms. He explains his process and uses various colors to demonstrate why like terms are alike and why they can be...
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How Do You Subtract Polynomials?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How the heck do you subtract polynomials? Well, watch the instructor and listen closely as she explains just what to do to subtract polynomials.
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem by Subtracting and Multiplying Polynomials?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Apply the distributive property to multiply a monomial times a polynomial to get the area of a rectangle. Then use this information to solve a word problem.
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Polynomial Operations

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
This overview of polynomial operations does a solid job of summarizing how a mathematician attacks adding, subtracting, and multiplying polynomials. With particular emphasis on combining like terms and when exponents do and do not...
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Multiplying Polynomials

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Without ever relying on the FOIL trick, this presentation carefully walks young algebrists through multiplying binomials by a monomial and by each other. Examples start easy, but move into complicated pairings of coefficients, positives...
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Like Terms

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
What makes terms like terms? Individuals explore the question as they view the video presentation. The lesson first models classifying like terms. The instructor goes on to demonstrate combining like terms in polynomial expressions of...
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Polynomials

For Students 7th - 9th
This worksheet first reviews the definition of a polynomial and a like term. Then learners use the distributive property to rewrite expressions where polynomials are multiplied by monomials. Finally they are introduced to both the FOIL...
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem by Subtracting Polynomials?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
It's not a complicated word problem, but the picture frame just gives the problem a little context. So you are trying to find the difference, which means subtraction. The instructor reviews how to distribute the negative sign to the...
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How Do You Find the Area of a Rectangle Whose Sides are a Monomial and a Polynomial?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Yes, it's a real-world word problem, but it's as easy as multiplying a monomial and a polynomial. Then all you have to do is to make sure you write it in simplest form.
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Multiplying Polynomials

For Students 8th - 9th
In this polynomials activity, students solve and complete 20 different problems that include multiplication. First, they multiply the first terms of each binomial. Then, students multiply the outside terms and then the inside terms. They...
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Adding Polynomials

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Bring closure to the addition of polynomials. Pupils add two polynomials in two problems. They use what they know to determine whether adding two polynomials always results in a polynomial.
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Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Need a unique approach to adding and subtracting polynomials? A helpful math lesson approaches the concept by relating polynomials to base 10. It encourages pupils to see each term as having a specific value, and therefore, they should...
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How Do You Add Polynomials?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
So you want to learn how to add polynomials? Here are the steps: rewrite by removing the parentheses, identify the like terms, group like terms together, combine the like terms, and finally rewrite the simplified expression.
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Combining Square Roots with Addition and Subtraction

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Familiarize young mathematicians with the radical concept of square roots using this set of skills practice problems. Building on prior knowledge about combining like terms in algebraic expressions, this worksheet helps students learn...
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Adding And Subtracting Polynomials

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars investigate the concept of adding and subtracting polynomials. They put terms in the correct order in order to solve them vertically. They simplify first with combining like terms and then conducting the calculations. The...

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