Ch 5: Exponents, Polynomials & Quadratics

About This Chapter

This chapter breaks down the mathematic rules and operations associated with exponents, polynomials and quadratics. You'll learn to define relevant terms while seeing them in action.

Exponents, Polynomials & Quadratics - Chapter Summary

This chapter demonstrates the application of exponents, polynomials and quadratics within various mathematic operations. The lessons also go over the properties and definitions of these mathematic terms to familiarize you with what they entail. By the end of the chapter, you'll have refreshed and bolstered your understanding of all of the following:

  • Defining exponents, polynomials, binomials and quadratics
  • Dividing polynomials using long division
  • Quadratic equations
  • Solving quadratics and using the quadratic formula

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7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Exponents, Polynomials & Quadratics
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Exponent: Definition & Properties

1. Exponent: Definition & Properties

An exponent tells you how many times to use a number in a multiplication problem. This lesson will define the properties of exponents and how to interpret them. There will also be a quiz at the end of the lesson.

What are Polynomials, Binomials, and Quadratics?

2. 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

3. 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!

How to Divide Polynomials with Long Division

4. How to Divide Polynomials with Long Division

Arithmetic long division and polynomial long division are very similar. Yes, it's a long process, but once you have the rhythm you will get every problem correct!

What is a Quadratic Equation? - Definition & Examples

5. What is a Quadratic Equation? - Definition & Examples

You might be surprised to learn that quadratic equations are an important part of the world we live in. We sometimes even make use of them for our entertainment! Watch this video lesson to learn more about these equations.

Solving Quadratics: Assigning the Greatest Common Factor and Multiplication Property of Zero

6. Solving Quadratics: Assigning the Greatest Common Factor and Multiplication Property of Zero

When it comes to solving quadratics, we have at our disposal several methods. Watch this video lesson to learn one such method you can use to solve quadratics that don't have a constant term.

How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

7. How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

When solving a quadratic equation by factoring doesn't work, the quadratic formula is here to save the day. Learn what it is and how to use it in this lesson.

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