It sounded fun okay?
This was a topic I always remembered enjoying in school because like so much else of math, if you just follow the steps or rules you can get to the correct answer!
So here are the pages from our Notebooks today (or that we will be getting this week)! Mostly stolen from Math='sLove blog (I love her to pieces!) and some homemade myself!
Using specific mathematics vocabulary is not something that I do well. So it's something that I have really focused on this year because I want these kids to hear and see the words that is specific to math that way as they progress throughout school it will not be so intimidating to them.
I loved the way that this broke down the world "polynomial" and described it using examples and non-examples.
I loved this poof book! I kind of wish that we had done something like this at the begin in of the year (as far as the underlining of terms and identifying the coefficients and constants!) I think some of the kids could have really used the visual and it's something that I want to try to integrate next year.
I made this one up and need to add some more examples of like terms. The kids really seemed to struggle with this so we may do a matching activity Monday.
I puffy heart love this box method!!!!! I'd never seen it before - I always have used the old school FOIL method - and this is sooooo much more simpler! The kids are struggling with the fact that you don't add exponents when you are adding the terms of polynomials (we just covered exponents where they were multiplying/adding exponents) so will need to follow back up with this next week as well!
All in all I love having these notes! If you haven't checked out Sarah Hagan's Math='s Love blog (linked on the audio all blog resources page) you need to! She's amazing!!!