This worksheet begins with two problems that are to be used for modeled practice. You, as the teacher, should walk through the steps for each problem and the students should write along with you for each step.
The second page is a scaffolded worksheet that is color coordinated to help students differentiate the steps. The steps are halfway filled in and then gradually the student is filling out each step on his/her own.
The hands-on activity works well as a predecessor to the worksheets. The students have to match the two polynomials that combine to create the answer given on the horizontal puzzle piece.
The puzzle pieces were provided by Creative Clips http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Scaffolded Worksheet plus hands on Activity
by Abby Williamson
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License