Are you having trouble getting your students to take effective notes during math lessons? Are you looking for quick activities that can be completed in a math journal or at the end of a lesson as a check for understanding? If so, these activities are for you.
These math journal and/or note-taking activities introduce Algebra 1 students to polynomials. They can be used for introduction of topics or to reflect/review what you have covered in class discussion. The problems listed in this activity packet build nicely on each other if introduced in the order that they appear. Our students enjoy filling them out and organizing them in their math journals so that they can refer back to them throughout the year. These activities are a great way to promote writing in math. Keys are included for reference.
Photos of sample INB activities are also included.
Scaffolded Note Sheets with Sample Teacher Keys are included for the following topics:
What is a polynomial?
How do you add two polynomial expressions?
How do you subtract two polynomial expressions?
Polynomial Equations with Addition and Subtraction
Polynomial Equations with the Distributive Property
What is factoring?
Multiplying Binomials Using the F.O.I.L Method
Multiplying Binomials Practice: Multiply and Simplify
Factoring Trinomials with the “X” Method
Extra Tips for Factoring Trinomials
More Factoring: The Difference of Two Square Terms
What if you have to find the product of a monomial and two binomials?
Solving Quadratic Equations with Factoring
Plus 8 Interactive Math Notebook Foldable Activities and 9 Quick Checks for Understanding with Keys.
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