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Ch 14: Glencoe Pre-Algebra Chapter 14: Looking Ahead to Algebra I

About This Chapter

The Looking Ahead to Algebra I chapter of this Glencoe Pre-Algebra Companion Course helps students learn the essential math lessons of beginning algebra. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Looking Ahead to Algebra I textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Glencoe's Looking Ahead to Algebra I chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the beginning algebra topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Polynomials, binomials, and quadratic equations
  • Basic operations with polynomials
  • Multiplying a binomial by a monomial
  • Multiplying two binomials using the FOIL and area methods
  • Dividing a polynomial by a monomial
  • Determining greatest common factor
  • Factoring polynomial expressions
  • Solving quadratic trinomials by factoring

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9 Lessons in Chapter 14: Glencoe Pre-Algebra Chapter 14: Looking Ahead to Algebra I
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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 a Binomial by a  Monomial

3. Multiplying a Binomial by a Monomial

To multiply mathematical expressions with only one term (monomials) and mathematical expressions with two terms (binomials), you can use the distributive property of algebra. In this lesson, you will learn how it works.

Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL and the Area Method

4. 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

5. 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.

Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial

6. Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial

In this lesson, learn about polynomials and monomials and the 3 simple steps you can use to divide a polynomial by a monomial. Then, you will get a chance to practice it yourself!

How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

7. How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

If the factors of a number are the different numbers that you can multiply together to get that original number, then the greatest common factor of two numbers is just the biggest one that both have in common. See some examples of what I'm talking about here!

Factoring Polynomial Expressions

8. Factoring Polynomial Expressions

When it comes to factoring polynomials, there are several methods to choose from depending on what kind of polynomial you are looking at. Watch this video lesson to learn how to identify and use the appropriate method.

Solving Quadratic Trinomials by Factoring

9. Solving Quadratic Trinomials by Factoring

Factoring is a quick and easy way to find the solutions to a quadratic trinomial. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use this method to solve your quadratics.

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