Like Terms, Addition and Subtraction

It is not good enough to have the same variable, they must have the same exponents too. The video introduces the class to like terms, while giving the definition of like terms and providing examples of combining like terms through addition.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide the class with several opportunities to identify like terms
  • Use the video in a flipped classroom setting
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with operations with integers
Pros

  • Uses colors to highlight similar components
  • The presenter states the property of addition that allows them to rearrange the terms in order to add them
Cons

  • None
Common Core