Polynomials for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 180 pages plus 91 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 month


This unit on Polynomials focuses on working with and adding sets of polynomials has 180 pages and 91 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit breaks down adding (and subtracting) polynomials into 6 different steps. There is a separate worksheet set that focuses on each step. There is also a quiz that goes with that step to make sure students are ready to move on. There are many, many worksheets for students to practice with and without pictures. There are MANY opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on these very abstract and challenging concepts. This repetition helps students develop learning patterns. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

****This unit includes digital versions of the printable worksheets. There are 91 google slides that include a differentiated set. See the video preview for a quick walk-through of the digital activities.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Polynomials Unit Includes:

  • 20 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 24 page books
  • Vocabulary board
  • 8 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Worksheet set
    • 1: Equivalent expressions (includes digital version)
    • 2: Sorting types of polynomials (includes digital version)
    • 3: Identifying terms in polynomials (includes digital version)
    • 4: Identifying like terms in sets of polynomials (includes digital version)
    • 5: Putting like terms together (includes digital version)
    • 6: Adding polynomials (includes digital version)
    • 7: Subtracting polynomials (includes digital version)
  • Quiz to review each worksheet set (includes digital version)
  • File folder activity to practice rearranging expressions so polynomials are in the correct order and adding them
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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