**Title:** "Like Terms", I Add Them

**Description:**
Students will review the definition of 'like terms' and combining like terms. They will then learn to apply this to adding polynomials. Students will have an opportunity to work practice problems as they are viewing a PowerPoint presentation of the lesson. They will be adding polynomials using both the horizontal method and the vertical method. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.

**Standard(s): **

[MA2013] AL1 (9-12) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [A-APR1]

[MA2013] AL2 (9-12) 15: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [A-APR1]

[MA2013] (8) 9: Solve linear equations in one variable. [8-EE7]