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Ch 13: NES Essential Academic Skills Math: Calculating Polynomial Functions

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Use this chapter to improve your understanding of the processes used to solve higher-order polynomials and complete mathematical operations with polynomials as you prepare for the NES Essential Academic Skills Subtest III Mathematics exam.

NES Essential Academic Skills Math: Calculating Polynomial Functions - Chapter Summary

Prepare to take the NES Essential Academic Skills Math exam. This chapter is made up of a series of lesson videos that will help you improve your skills solving problems with polynomials. Through these short lesson videos, you will be able to watch our professional instructors as they demonstrate the steps and procedures used to:

  • Work with higher degree polynomials
  • Add, subtract and multiply polynomials
  • Factor polynomials
  • Divide polynomials with long and synthetic division

If at any time you develop a question about any of these procedures, send it to our instructors for clarification. Quizzes allow you to determine how much of the lessons you remember. You'll also find video tags that help you navigate the lessons along with an ask-an-expert feature you can use if you have questions.

NES Essential Academic Skills Math: Calculating Polynomial Functions Objectives

The NES Essential Academic Skill Subtest III: Mathematics is a computer-based certification exam used to determine the mathematical competencies of individuals wanting to become teachers. This subtest is composed of 45 multiple-choice questions that are administered in a 60-minute testing session. One of the topics on this exam is algebraic principles. This chapter will help you prepare for these questions by reviewing with you the procedures used to calculate polynomial functions.

5 Lessons in Chapter 13: NES Essential Academic Skills Math: Calculating Polynomial Functions
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Solving Higher Degree Polynomials

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.

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!

Factoring Polynomials Using Quadratic Form: Steps, Rules & Examples

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.

How to Divide Polynomials with Long Division

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!

How to Use Synthetic Division to Divide Polynomials

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!

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