Adding polynomials requires an investigation of like terms. The following uses tiles to model adding polynomials. Like terms are represented by tiles that have the same shape and size. Click Here.
Subtracting polynomials is very similar to adding polynomials. The key for this part is to know that a zero pair is formed by paring a tile with its opposite. Click Here.
Multiplying polynomials can be modeled using tiles to build larger rectangles. This page shows an example of how tiles are used to model multiplying polynomials. Click Here.