# Cue Card Graphic Organizer

(Phillip Martin, 2015)

**Purpose of Strategy/Approach **

Use a graphic organizer when multiplying polynomials to assist in remembering the relationship between Algebra Tiles, graphic representations, and abstract symbols in mathematics, i.e. the products of factors of polynomials.

**Rationale of Lesson **

Understanding how to perform the arithmetic operation of multiplication on polynomials is fundamental to understanding that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication and can be added, subtracted, and multiplied.

**Acknowledgment of Content Expert and Consultants **

Dr. Francine Johnson

# Materials

- set(s) of seven equations listed in the lesson plan on separate strips of paper
- paper bag(s)
- Algebra Tiles
- index cards
- scissors
- glue sticks
- blue, green, red, and yellow construction paper
- hole punchers
- metal rings
- overhead projector or computer with projector
- black markers/black pens/pencils