Polynomials & Quadratic Equations & Functions
The module begins with multiplying and dividing polynomials. While multiplying, the distributive property patterns are recognized. These recognized patterns are then used in factoring.
Special factoring patterns are noted in the beginning of the module, especially the trinomial square. The second lesson introduces completing the square as a means of finding solutions to an equation. This leads to the development of the Quadratic Formula as a means of finding solutions to any quadratic equation.
In this module, graphic representation of polynomial equations are analyzed and features are noted. Roots of the polynomial are found in a number of methods as well as finding multiplicity and end behavior. In the last lesson connections to other graphs and applications are made.