Ch 20: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Polynomials

About This Chapter

Our MTEL Middle School Mathematics preparation course includes the Polynomials chapter. In this chapter we'll use short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to help you review for the MTEL Middle School mathematics exam so you'll be ready when the time for the test comes.

MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Polynomials - Chapter Summary

In this chapter we'll review polynomial concepts that you'll need to know for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics exam. We'll also cover techniques you can use for solving problems with polynomials. The Polynomials chapter covers:

  • Definitions for polynomials, binomials and quadratics
  • Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials
  • Dividing polynomials with long division and synthetic division

By reviewing these concepts and learning effective techniques for solving associated problems you'll have no problem answering polynomial questions on the MTEL Middle School Mathematics test. With a combination of our expert-led short video lessons supplemented with accurate transcripts and self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson, you can review the materials at your own pace and better prepare for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 20: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Polynomials
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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!

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!

Dividing Polynomials with Long and Synthetic Division: Practice Problems

5. 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!

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