Chapter 11 Polynomials
Important info for this chapter.
Vocabulary Unit 1
 Degree of a Polynomial Highest power
 Term of a Polynomial Each group of multiplied numbers and variables is a term
 Standard Form Written from highest to lowest
 Coefficients of a Polynomial # in front of variable
 Leading Coefficient # in front of variable with the highest power
 Constant term, constant # at end, no variable
Unit 2
Multiplying Polynomials
Extended Distributive Property..... Super Distributing!
I found that using the box method works best for me.Degree of a polynomial in several variables: when a Polynomial in one variable is added to or multiplied by a polynomial in another variable, the degree is the largest sum of the exponents of the variables in any term.
Unit 3
Factoring
Factoring a polynomial
Factored form of a polynomial
Greatest common monomial factor
Prime polynomial
Irreducible polynomial
Factoring Examples
 Sometimes they don't factor
 Prime

Unit 4
Learning to Find Zeros (roots)
2nd Trace #2
Go to the left of the zero then to the right then guess
(x3)(x+6)(2x7)
The zeros of this equation are 3, 6, and 7/2
Units 5 and 6
Finding real, no real, and complex roots
Units 7 and 8
Finite Differences
Using first and second differences to find whether tis quadratic, cubic, etc.