Students add polynomials in this activity tat relates polynomials to perimeter. Every student (or pair of students) gets a blueprint and a set of task cards. The wall lengths on the blueprint are polynomials, such as "x + 4" or "2x - 1". Each of the 16 cards asks the students to "find the length of the kitchen's north wall" or "find the perimeter of the dining room", leading students to combine the like terms they see. My students really enjoy this activity. Being able to combine like terms is so important and this activity makes it fun!
The download includes a student answer sheet and answer key. You may choose to print only a few sets of the task cards and have your students share. The student answer sheet is printed 2 per page to save paper.
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