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Ch 32: MTTC Math (Secondary): Polynomial Functions

About This Chapter

As you study for the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam, be sure to include this chapter to improve your knowledge about evaluating polynomials in function notation, polynomial graphs, Pascal's triangles and the binomial theorem.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Polynomial Functions - Chapter Summary

As part of a study guide course for the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) test, this chapter will aid in your review of polynomial functions, graphs and operations. Start your review by watching the lesson videos that will explain:

  • Evaluating polynomials in function notation
  • Basic polynomial graphs
  • Intervals of polynomial functions
  • Differences between short run and long run behavior of polynomials
  • Graphing cubics, quartics and quintics
  • Using Pascal's triangle with polynomials
  • The binomial theorem

These lessons are taught by professional instructors who are available to clear up any confusion you may have so that you can master the material presented. Test your mastery of the material by taking the assessments that accompany the lesson videos. Then improve your comprehension of the areas you don't understand by returning to the lessons via video tags.

8 Lessons in Chapter 32: MTTC Math (Secondary): Polynomial Functions
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Terminology of Polynomial Functions

1. Terminology of Polynomial Functions

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to understand and use the words associated with polynomial functions like a pro. You will see words, such as leading coefficient, and you will immediately know what it is referring to.

How to Evaluate a Polynomial in Function Notation

2. 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

3. 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.

Finding Intervals of Polynomial Functions

4. Finding Intervals of Polynomial Functions

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can find the intervals of a polynomial function. Also learn how to find out whether each interval is negative or positive.

Short Run & Long Run Behavior of Polynomials: Definition & Examples

5. Short Run & Long Run Behavior of Polynomials: Definition & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use the graph of a polynomial to help you explain the polynomial function. Learn how to explain the behavior of the polynomial at the origin and at the far ends.

How to Graph Cubics, Quartics, Quintics and Beyond

6. How to Graph Cubics, Quartics, Quintics and Beyond

Finding the graph of a polynomial isn't too hard. If you can graph, you already know the major steps! With a couple rules and helpful memorizing tools, you will be graphing polynomials in no time!

Pascal's Triangle: Definition and Use with Polynomials

7. 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

8. 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.

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