Combining Like Terms
Introduction - Like Terms
Prior to teaching students how to combine like terms, I spend time defining and identifying like terms. First, we discuss the definition of like terms using the ‘combining like terms’ notes. Next, we practice identifying like terms with a ‘color sort’ quick check. A version of this is available in my digital notes, but you can also access a free version here. On the ‘color sort’ quick check, students will highlight the cells of like terms the same color. We then spend a few minutes going over the answers.