After an opening lesson on the basics of polynomials, the majority of this chapter focuses on adding, subtracting, and multiplying polynomials, as well as dividing a polynomial by a monomial. The chapter concludes with a section on using algebra to solve money problems.

What you can expect to learn

After completing these activities you should be able to

  1. Classify a polynomial, give the degree of a polynomial, and evaluate a polynomial.
  2. Add and subtract polynomials.
  3. Multiply monomials or multiply a polynomial by a monomial.
  4. Multiply two binomials together.
  5. Divide a polynomial by a monomial or divide a monomial by another monomial. 
  6. Answer word problems involving types of money.
Activity List