Students learn to identify, distinguish and classify different polynomial expressions. They simplify polynomial expressions and ensure they are in standard form. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: HSA.APR.A.1
The fun stuff:
If algebra were biology, then polynomials would be the animal kingdom. Stay with me here! You've got rationals, exponentials, roots and trig functions, but we all know that the polynomials are the big dogs when students are beginning algebra! And the kingdom has all sorts of subcategories and classifications, just like polynomials. Students dig into the taxonomy of polynomials! Essential!
The zip file includes:
★The mission. (8 pages).
★A two-page Quick Start guide for teachers. Detailed and helpful!
★Selected Answers in pdf form.
★Selected Answers online, password protected. For students to correct at home!
The mission includes:
•Using the biology metaphor to scaffold the taxonomy of polynomials.
•Practice with terminology and classification.
•Carefully crafted practice problems.
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