Learning Exercise

Addding and Subtracting Polynomials

The information for adding and subtracting polynomials for this lesson was derived from the Mcdougal Littell Algebra 1 book from chapter 10 section 1.
Course: Algebra I

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Students will take notes on the adding and subtracting polynomials handout and work out sample problems with me. For the Homework and Classwork students will do problems from chapter 10 section 1 problems 1-31 odd and 45-52 from the Mcdougal Littell textbook.


Technical Notes

Materials used: Notepacket, overhead transperencies, overhead marker, Mcdougal Littell textbook, pencil, and paper.


Use the distributive property, understand exponent notation including the rules for adding and subtracting,use the area formula for rectangles (for "word" problems), and be able to identify and combine like terms.


Adding and subtracting polynomials, identification by degree and number of terms, combining like terms, and multistep problems.

Learning Objectives

10.0 Add and subtract polynomials. Solve multistep problems, including word problems, by using these techniques.