14 Ready to Simplify Addition can be viewed as “combining”. Combining involves the forming and removing of all zero pairs.For each of the given examples, use algebra tiles to model the addition.Draw pictorial diagrams which show the modeling.
15 Simplifying Expressions x x – 4Regroup to put like terms together
16 Simplifying Expressions Make Zero Pairs to SimplifyNew expression 3x - 2
17 More PolynomialsRepresent each of the given expressions with algebra tiles.Draw a pictorial diagram of the process.Write the symbolic expression.x + 4
19 More PolynomialsUse algebra tiles to simplify each of the given expressions. Combine like terms. Look for zero pairs. Draw a diagram to represent the process.Write the symbolic expression that represents each step.2x x + 2-3x x + 3
20 More PolynomialsWhat is 2x x + 2?2x x + 2 = 3x + 6
21 More PolynomialsWhat is -3x x + 3?-3x x +3 = -2x + 4
22 Simplifying Polynomials Using Algebra Tiles is easy… Continue to the lesson and work the practice problems using algebra tiles. For each problem sketch each polynomial and simplify each expression.
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