**Algeblocks Activity**

Name ____________________

Procedure:Work in pairs and use the Algeblocks.

1. Discuss the representation of the blocks: x, x2, x3, y, y2, y3, x2y, xy2, and 1.

2. Use Algeblocks to represent each of the following types of problems (the examples given don't have to be used):

add polynomials (x2 + 4x - 3) + (2x2 - 5x + 2)

multiply polynomials: (x + 2)(x + 3)

factor polynomials: x2 + 8x + 7

completing the square: x2 + 6x + ?

solving equations: 4x - 5 = 3x + 2

By Mary Beth Weier