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 constants to a binomial and then combine the resulting terms.
- Have pupils circle like terms in matching colors before combining
- Follow the lesson with whiteboard practice as a quick understanding check
- Expects experience with both the distributive property and combining like terms
- Provides links to additional resources on the same topic
- Explanations are clear and concise