This is a fun way to teach students about polynomial. This PDF contains a collection of cards that can be used to motivate students to learn what polynomials are.
These games encourage students to become familiar with the names of polynomials, so that they will have confidence when the start evaluating polynomials.
There are games and Task Card activities included in this PDF. Instructions for games and Task Card are included in the PDF.
- Matching games
- Memory games
- Scavenger hunt with the Math Task Card
The Student Answer Form, the Answer Key, and the Tic-Tac-Toe/Bingo sheet are also included in the PDF.
There are also twelve different polynomial anchor cards included. These explain: what polynomials and terms are, they provide a breakdown of what a monomial, binomial, trinomial, quadratic, and cubic are,they explain what are not polynomials, and they provide a summary polynomial card. These anchor cards can be used as key notes / summary cards for students to use or keep for revision or as a prompt.
This is a collection of fifty-six playing cards (including twenty-four cards containing polynomial mathematical expressions and thirty-two cards containing the names of polynomials). The twenty-four cards containing polynomial mathematical expressions are also used as Task Cards.
In addition to the games described in the “Directions” section; teachers can also use the cards in many other fun ways to encourage their students to learn what polynomials are, such as:
- A treasure hunt to find a quadratic, or to find a quadratic that can also be a binomial, etc.
The polynomial cards can easily be printed either on paper or card-stock and they can be laminate if you will be using them over and over again. Simply cut along the cutting guidelines and the cards are ready to use. Print enough student answer sheets to provide one answer sheet for each student.
Students can have fun while getting introduced to polynomials and these games may also help student retain the information they learn.