In this activity, students will be split into partners. One person answers the questions in column A, the other does the questions in column B. After each person answers a question, they use their answers to verify the equation in the middle. If the verification works, they are correct. If not, someone has made a mistake and together, the students need to figure out who is wrong.
Activities like this give students a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with one another and work together towards a common goal. I have seen plenty of peer to peer interaction during these kinds of activities which helps to deepen learning and understanding. It also frees up the teacher so they have the ability to roam around the classroom more, observing each pair as they solve their problems and giving feedback when necessary.
Interested in other polynomial activities? Check out the following resource:
Multiplying Monomials by Polynomials Row Game: