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Ch 13: Quadratics & Polynomials

About This Chapter

The following online video lessons with quizzes can help you review quadratic and polynomial concepts for the Regents Exam. You can learn all about using factoring, long division and synthetic division in your solutions.

Quadratics & Polynomials - Chapter Review

A quadratic equation is just a polynomial where the first term is squared. Work on these types of equations has been going on for thousands of years, beginning with the Babylonians. There are various solution methods, and this chapter explains the possibilities. The topics below are all included in these lessons that can help you prepare for the NY Regents Algebra Exam:

  • Use of greatest common factor, quadratic formula, FOIL, area method, factoring and division to solve quadratic equations
  • Calculation of quadratic inequalities
  • Trinomial calculations
  • Completing the square
  • Dividing polynomials with long and synthetic division

Many of the lessons contain practice problems to give you plenty of experience in solving quadratic and polynomial equations. You can watch the videos, read the transcripts and take the quizzes as often as you like until you feel comfortable with the content.

The video tags can also quickly take you back to targeted sections of the videos for spot reviews. In addition, some lessons include links to extra text-only lessons that can provide even more support for related foundational topics.

Integrated Algebra Regents Exam Objectives

As the State of New York transitions to the Common Core Learning Standards, the Integrated Algebra test becomes known as the Algebra I exam. All high school students in the state are required to pass five subject-area tests, with scores of at least 65, in order to earn the NY Regents Diploma.

This math test assesses your progress in four areas of math, and the algebra section constitutes 50%-56% of the available points. The three-hour test includes multiple-choice questions, for which the experience with our online self-assessment quizzes can be beneficial.

15 Lessons in Chapter 13: Quadratics & Polynomials
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Solving Quadratics: Assigning the Greatest Common Factor and Multiplication Property of Zero

1. Solving Quadratics: Assigning the Greatest Common Factor and Multiplication Property of Zero

When it comes to solving quadratics, we have at our disposal several methods. Watch this video lesson to learn one such method you can use to solve quadratics that don't have a constant term.

How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

2. How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

When solving a quadratic equation by factoring doesn't work, the quadratic formula is here to save the day. Learn what it is and how to use it in this lesson.

How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form

3. How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form

It isn't always the case that your equation will be set up nicely for you to solve. In this lesson, learn how to factor or use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations, even when they are not in standard form.

Solving Quadratic Inequalities Using Two Binomials

4. Solving Quadratic Inequalities Using Two Binomials

Watch this video lesson to learn what simple steps you can take to solve quadratic inequalities using two binomials. See how it only requires a few steps to solve quadratic inequalities using this method.

Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL & the Area Method: Practice Problems

5. Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL & the Area Method: Practice Problems

There are a few mistakes that are easy to make when multiplying binomials with FOIL and also a few ways to complicate problems like this, so why not make sure you're brushed up on your skills? You'll also learn a shortcut and how to use the area method to multiply even bigger polynomials.

How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

6. How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

So, you know how to multiply binomials with the FOIL method, but can you do it backwards? That's exactly what factoring is, and it can be pretty tricky. Check out this lesson to learn a method that will allow you to factor quadratic trinomials with a leading coefficient of 1.

Factoring Quadratic Equations: Polynomial Problems with a Non-1 Leading Coefficient

7. Factoring Quadratic Equations: Polynomial Problems with a Non-1 Leading Coefficient

Once you get good at factoring quadratics with 1x squared in the front of the expression, it's time to try ones with numbers other than 1. It will be the same general idea, but there are a few extra steps to learn. Do that here!

Solving Quadratic Trinomials by Factoring

8. Solving Quadratic Trinomials by Factoring

Factoring is a quick and easy way to find the solutions to a quadratic trinomial. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use this method to solve your quadratics.

How to Complete the Square

9. How to Complete the Square

Completing the square can help you learn where the maximum or minimum of a parabola is. If you're running a business and trying to make some money, it might be a good idea to know how to do this! Find out what I'm talking about here.

Completing the Square Practice Problems

10. Completing the Square Practice Problems

Completing the square is one of the most confusing things you'll be asked to do in an algebra class. Once you get the general idea, it's best to get in there and actually do a few practice problems to make sure you understand the process. Do that here!

How to Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring

11. How to Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring

If your favorite video game, 'Furious Fowls,' gave you the quadratic equation for each shot you made, would you be able to solve the equation to make sure every one hit its target? If not, you will after watching this video!

How to Divide Polynomials with Long Division

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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!

Operations with Polynomials in Several Variables

15. 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.

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