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Ch 29: MTEL Math: Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions

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In order to fully comprehend higher-degree polynomial functions, you can take a look at this chapter. It contains materials that will help you prepare correctly for the MTEL Math exam.

MTEL Math: Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions - Chapter Summary

Get a handle on various math concepts before taking the MTEL Math exam. Specifically, you can review different higher-degree polynomial functions by looking through these engaging lessons. They will help you improve upon your understanding of:

  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing polynomials
  • Polynomial graphs and their characteristics
  • Using long and synthetic division to divide polynomials
  • Strategies for working with higher-degree polynomials as well as those with several variables
  • Factoring polynomials and using the remainder theorem
  • Finding rational zeros
  • The fundamental theorem of algebra

Since all of our content is designed to be engaging, holding onto information about polynomial functions is less difficult. Picking up strategies to work with these functions is also possible through this chapter.

MTEL Math: Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions Chapter Objectives

If you are seeking a license in Massachusetts as an educator, you need to pass the MTEL Math exam. It contains different subareas, and the content included in this chapter is on Subarea 2. This portion comprises 23% of the entire test, and contains multiple-choice questions and possibly open-response questions.

While going through the helpful lessons in this chapter, try to recollect details about working with polynomial functions. This information will come in handy on the exam, which will ask you to divide, add, subtract and multiply different polynomial functions.

10 Lessons in Chapter 29: MTEL Math: Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions
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How to Add, Subtract and Multiply Polynomials

1. 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!

Basic Transformations of Polynomial Graphs

2. 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.

How to Divide Polynomials with Long Division

3. 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

4. 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!

Operations with Polynomials in Several Variables

5. 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.

Solving Higher Degree Polynomials

6. 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.

Factoring Polynomials Using Quadratic Form: Steps, Rules & Examples

7. 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.

Remainder Theorem & Factor Theorem: Definition & Examples

8. 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.

Finding Rational Zeros Using the Rational Zeros Theorem & Synthetic Division

9. 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.

Fundamental Theorem of Algebra: Explanation and Example

10. 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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