Ch 41: ASVAB: Polynomials

About This Chapter

Watch our helpful video lessons to review math topics like polynomials for the ASVAB exam. Take the accompanying brief quizzes and find out in an instant if you've nailed all the concepts.

ASVAB: Polynomials- Chapter Summary

This carefully selected set of video lessons will help you review the basics of polynomials for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Our lessons include practice in all the following areas:

  • Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials
  • Using the FOIL and area method to multiply binomials
  • Factoring quadratic equations
  • FOIL in reverse

Experienced instructors present our lessons with your needs in mind. You can view each video, pausing or going back whenever needed. There are also full transcripts, if you'd rather read the information or go back to review after watching the presentation. By taking the short, multiple-choice quiz that follows each lesson, in addition to the chapter test, you'll have an easy way to measure your progress. If you run into any questions not addressed in the lessons, you can always contact our subject-matter experts for additional input.

Objectives of the ASVAB: Polynomials Chapter

The results of the complete ASVAB are used to determine the position for which you're best suited in the military. You can take either the computer-assisted or the pencil and paper version of the test. The ASVAB has two math sub-tests: Arithmetic Reasoning measures your ability to solve math word problems, and Mathematics Knowledge assesses your understanding of high school math principles. Our quizzes and chapter test will give you beneficial experience for the multiple-choice questions on the ASVAB.

5 Lessons in Chapter 41: ASVAB: Polynomials
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What are Polynomials, Binomials, and Quadratics?

1. What are Polynomials, Binomials, and Quadratics?

What do polynomials, binomials, and quadratics have in common? What are their differences? How can you identify each of them? Watch this video lesson to find the answers.

How to Add, Subtract and Multiply Polynomials

2. How to Add, Subtract and Multiply Polynomials

Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials are, basically, the same as adding, subtracting and multiplying numbers. They only difference is that we have a pesky variable to worry about, but this video will show you that's no problem, so no worries! This method has worked for many of my students, and I think it will work for you, too!

Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL and the Area Method

3. Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL and the Area Method

From the distributive property, to FOIL, to the area model, to happy faces and claws, there are many different ways to learn how to multiply binomials. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use all of them and get to pick which one you like the most.

Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL & the Area Method: Practice Problems

4. Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL & the Area Method: Practice Problems

There are a few mistakes that are easy to make when multiplying binomials with FOIL and also a few ways to complicate problems like this, so why not make sure you're brushed up on your skills? You'll also learn a shortcut and how to use the area method to multiply even bigger polynomials.

How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

5. How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

So, you know how to multiply binomials with the FOIL method, but can you do it backwards? That's exactly what factoring is, and it can be pretty tricky. Check out this lesson to learn a method that will allow you to factor quadratic trinomials with a leading coefficient of 1.

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