Welcome to Polynomials

short, medium, and long oh my!

Ethan Sledge and Bryan Reed, 1st hour


Polynomials are algebraic expressions with more than two terms.

Key Terms

Polynomial - is a monomial or the sum of monomials

Degree- the power of the exponent

Standard Form of a polynomial - has the terms in descending order by degree

Degree of a polynomial - is the largest degree of any term of the polynomial

Base and exponent - 74, 7 is the base; 4 Is the exponent


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Exponent challenge problem

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Adding/Subtracting Polynomials

Multiplying Polynomials

Dividing Polynomials using Long Division

Synthetic Division

Video adding and subtracting polynomials


Stapel, Elizabeth. "Synthetic Division: The Process." Purplemath. Available from
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/synthdiv.htm. Accessed 21 January 2016


"Example 4: Adding and Subtracting Polynomials." Khan Academy. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2016.