Update: This Lesson Is Part of Book 2 of Doodles Do Algebra: “Unknowns And The 29 Articles of Algebra” available on Amazon.
Today your child learns what a polynomial is and how to distinguish the various types. You can explain it to him by pointing out that the word monomial is based on the root mono (meaning single or one), the word polynomial is based on the root poly (meaning many). So a monomial has one term and a polynomial has many terms.
Now there are different names for polynomials depending on the number of terms they have. A binomial has 2 terms (you can point out that the root “bi” means two), and a trinomial have 3 terms (because the root “tri” means three).
All your child has to do today is draw a line to connect the term to the algebraic example. Pretty easy and it can be fun if your child decides to get creative and make the lines guinea pig footprints instead!
Available in the book, “Unknowns And The 29 Articles of Algebra, Book 2 of Doodles Do Algebra“
As always, this curriculum is designed to bring fun and flexibility to your creatively-inclined child as he learns hard-core algebra the fun way.