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Polynomial Vocabulary and Characteristics Puzzles

Grade Levels
8th - 11th
Formats Included
  • PDF
4 pages
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Starting a polynomials unit? Students a little fuzzy on what each part of a polynomial means? “What’s my Polynomial?” challenges students to solve a series of puzzles that describe particular polynomials. It’s up to your students to determine the polynomial that matches each set of clues, strengthening their reasoning skills while reinforcing polynomial vocabulary and structure.

What’s Included:
• Warm-up page containing
• Main activity: 12 sets of 3-5 clues each describing specific polynomials. Students must determine the identity of each polynomial using the clues given.
• Instructions for the Teacher and Suggestions for Use
• Answer Key

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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients.
Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.


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