The following activity sheets teach your students how to correctly add and subtract polynomial equations.

Polynomials chiefly consist of three terms: the constant, an exponent, and a variable. When adding polynomials, we just add like terms. The first thing to do is to identify the terms and then you just add them together. When you have more than two like terms it is helpful to create columns to work off of. When you are subtracting polynomials start by reversing the sign of each term and then add them as usual.

How to Add and Subtract Polynomials - Performing addition and subtraction operations on polynomials are just like combining like terms wit some order of operations. All you have to do is be careful of the subtraction signs and you're good to go. In this case, the PEMDAS approach will be considered, but for now, let's take simpler problems. For instance, you have to simplify (2x + 5y) + (3x - 2y). In this scenario, you cannot solve x and y terms, and you can only solve x and x terms and similarly with y terms. 2x + 5y + 3x - 2y, 2x + 3x + 5y - 2y, 5x + 3y. These worksheets explain how to add and subtract polynomial equations by combining like terms. Note: Answers will be in the form of a simplified polynomial equation.

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Add and Subtract Polynomials Worksheets

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Add and Subtract Polynomials Lesson

This worksheet explains how to add and subtract polynomial equations by combining like terms. A sample problem is solved.

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Lesson and Practice

This sheet focuses on addition. First, put the like terms together for adding polynomials in columns. Like, 3x2, 11x2, and 17x2 will be add with each other. And 9x, -2x and 3x and -12, 9 and -4 will be each other. A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.

Worksheet

Students will add and subtract polynomial equations by break values down into components. Ten problems are provided.

Practice

Students will practice finding the sum and differences between polynomial equations. Ten problems are provided.

Drill

You will work on operations between polynomial equations that you will draw out from word problems. Eight problems are provided.

Warm Up

These are very unique exercises for students in the way that they are written. Three problems are provided.

Lesson

This worksheet explains how to simplify polynomial equations for addition/subtraction by combining like terms. A sample problem is solved, and two practice problems are provided.

Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials Worksheet

Students will simplify polynomial equations that are under going quick operations. Ten problems are provided.

Practice

Remember to always start these problems by combining like terms. Ten problems are provided.

Review

The concepts that we have learned here are reviewed to the fullest. A sample problem is solved and six practice problems are provided.

Quiz

Students will demonstrate their proficiency with the core skills that we have explored with this topic. Ten problems are provided.

Check

Students will simplify polynomial equations for addition/subtraction by combining like terms. Three problems are provided, and space is included for students to copy the correct answer when given.