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Below is a sample breakdown of the Advanced Polynomial Functions: Precalculus chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||How to solve advanced polynomials||Degree 3 and higher polynomials, rational roots theorem, multiplying polynomials, subtracting polynomials, and adding polynomials|
|Tuesday||Quadratic form||Standard form, changing form, factoring, quadratic form, and au^2 + bu + c|
|Wednesday||Dividing polynomials: Part I||Quotient, dividend, polynomial long division, synthetic division, coefficient, and leading coefficient|
|Thursday||Dividing polynomials: Part II||Division procedure, remainder theorem, factor theorem, and when to use synthetic division vs. long division|
|Friday||Other theorems||Irrational zero, rational zero, f(x) = 0, rational zeros theorem, fundamental theorem of algebra, repeated solutions, complex solutions, and conjugate pairs|
1. Solving Higher Degree Polynomials
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve polynomials where the degree is three or higher. Learn the technique that you can use to solve any one of these 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!
3. Factoring Polynomials Using Quadratic Form: Steps, Rules & Examples
Factoring a polynomial of degree 4 or higher can be a difficult task. However, some polynomials of higher degree can be written in quadratic form, and the techniques used to factor quadratic functions can be utilized.
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!
5. 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!
6. Remainder Theorem & Factor Theorem: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about the remainder theorem and the factor theorem. You will also learn how to use these theorems to find remainders and factors of polynomials.
7. 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!
8. Finding Rational Zeros Using the Rational Zeros Theorem & Synthetic Division
After completing this lesson, you will know what the rational zeros theorem says. You will also know how to apply this theorem to find zeros of polynomial functions.
9. Fundamental Theorem of Algebra: Explanation and Example
In this lesson, you will learn what the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra says. You will also learn how to apply this theorem in determining solutions of polynomial functions.
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