This chapter defines polynomials, types of polynomials, and other related terminology. Students will learn how to evaluate, add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials by either monomials or binomials.

What you can expect to learn

After completing these activities you should be able to

  1. Classify polynomials by type and by degree, and be able to evaluate polynomials.
  2. Add and subtract polynomials.
  3. Multiply polynomials.
  4. Multiply two binomials using the FOIL method.
  5. Find the square of a sum or difference, and be able to find a product of conjugates.
  6. Divide a polynomial by a monomial or a binomial.
Activity List