Ch 19: GACE Middle Grades Math: Monomials & Polynomials

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Review how to perform mathematical operations on monomials and polynomials by taking a closer look at the videos in this chapter. Get a better handle on the GACE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment by checking out these lessons.

GACE Middle Grades Math: Monomials & Polynomials - Chapter Summary

Are you a little rusty on solving these particular types of algebraic expressions? Watch these video lessons to reawaken those memories about algebra class as you prepare for the GACE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment. Upon successfully completing each video lesson, you should be able to answer questions that address the following:

  • Multiplication, addition, and subtraction with polynomials
  • Polynomial graphs
  • The binomial theorem and Pascal's triangle
  • Long division versus synthetic division
  • Solving polynomials with multiple variables

Our comprehensive test preparation chapters can give you the edge that you are looking for. We have designed the materials in this and related chapters to address every objective within the GACE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment. Not only do we cover the topics you need to know from top to bottom, but we also present the information in a way that promotes fun active learning. Each video lesson goes over the individual topics using relative examples, eye-catching visuals, and clear audio instructions. Text-based copies of the lessons are available for your perusal as well. Lastly, take the lesson quizzes and the chapter exam to make sure you are getting the most out of your study sessions.

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: GACE Middle Grades Math: Monomials & Polynomials
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What Are Monomials & Polynomials?

1. What Are Monomials & Polynomials?

Watch this video lesson to learn how coefficients and variables combine to form monomials and polynomials. You'll also find out how the exponent determines the degree of polynomials.

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!

How to Evaluate a Polynomial in Function Notation

3. How to Evaluate a Polynomial in Function Notation

This lesson will review how to evaluate polynomials in function notation. Along with an analogy to explain the process, examples will be given and worked during the lesson.

Understanding Basic Polynomial Graphs

4. Understanding Basic Polynomial Graphs

This lesson will cover understanding basic polynomial graphs. The lesson focuses on how exponents and leading coefficients alter the behavior of the graphs.

Basic Transformations of Polynomial Graphs

5. Basic Transformations of Polynomial Graphs

The basic transformations for a graph are movement up and down, left and right, pinched or stretched graphs, and flipped graphs. This lesson will review how to accomplish each of these transformations.

Pascal's Triangle: Definition and Use with Polynomials

6. Pascal's Triangle: Definition and Use with Polynomials

Pascal's Triangle is defined and discussed briefly. Following the introduction to the triangle, its use in expanding polynomial powers is elaborated with examples.

The Binomial Theorem: Defining Expressions

7. The Binomial Theorem: Defining Expressions

In this lesson, students will learn the binomial theorem and get practice using the theorem to expand binomial expressions. The theorem is broken down into its parts and then reconstructed.

How to Divide Polynomials with Long Division

8. 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!

How to Use Synthetic Division to Divide Polynomials

9. How to Use Synthetic Division to Divide Polynomials

Synthetic division is a 'short-cut' way of dividing a polynomial by a monomial. You still need to know long division, sorry, but this method is way fun when you're dividing by a monomial!

Dividing Polynomials with Long and Synthetic Division: Practice Problems

10. Dividing Polynomials with Long and Synthetic Division: Practice Problems

Let's look at some more polynomial division problems. We will use long division and synthetic division, but this time we will have a couple of more involved problems. So, get out some paper and a pencil and let's begin!

Operations with Polynomials in Several Variables

11. Operations with Polynomials in Several Variables

In this video lesson, you will learn how to handle and work with polynomials that have more than one variable. This is important because in math you sometimes have to work with several variables at the same time.

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