Visual Representations of
Algebraic Expressions
The key: Always look for the key as it can change

x2 =

x=

1=

-x2 =

x=

-1 =
[1]
[1]

x

x

1 1

X

x

1

1

X

x2

1

1

1] Label each part of the picture.
[1]

x

x

1 1

X

x

1

1

X

x2

1

1

1] Label each part of the picture
2] Write out the algebraic expression
x2 + x + ...
[1]

x

x

1 1

X

x

1

1

X

x2

1

1

1] Label each part of the picture
2] Write out the algebraic expression
x2 + x + ...
[2]

1] Label each part of the picture.
2] Write out the algebraic expression.
3] Simplify the expression.
[3]

You can also combine like terms BEFORE you write them down!
[4]
[5]
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Visual representations of algebraic expressions

  1. 1. Visual Representations of Algebraic Expressions
  2. 2. The key: Always look for the key as it can change x2 = x= 1= -x2 = x= -1 =
  3. 3. [1]
  4. 4. [1] x x 1 1 X x 1 1 X x2 1 1 1] Label each part of the picture.
  5. 5. [1] x x 1 1 X x 1 1 X x2 1 1 1] Label each part of the picture 2] Write out the algebraic expression x2 + x + x + x + x + x + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1
  6. 6. [1] x x 1 1 X x 1 1 X x2 1 1 1] Label each part of the picture 2] Write out the algebraic expression x2 + x + x + x + x + x + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 3] Combine like terms x2 + 5x + 6
  7. 7. [2] 1] Label each part of the picture. 2] Write out the algebraic expression. 3] Simplify the expression.
  8. 8. [3] You can also combine like terms BEFORE you write them down!
  9. 9. [4]
  10. 10. [5]

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