Topics in Algebra: Polynomials and Factoring
What you'll learn
- Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Polynomials
- Identify the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
- Perform synthetic division and long division of polynomials
- Factor binomials, trinomials, an four term polynomials
- A scientific calculator would be helpful, but not required.
This course covers algebraic topics including operations on polynomials, factoring, and synthetic division. The course curriculum aligns to content that is common to most high school algebra 1 and algebra 2 courses as well as college level algebra. Content is taught through interactive video lectures that include guided practice problems and the associated live action solutions. The curriculum is organized into 2 chapters (sections), containing a total of 24 video lectures that are approximately 10 minutes in length each. The instructor for this course is a certified math instructor with over 10 years of middle school, high school, and college level teaching experience.
The content of this course is included within our comprehensive beginning algebra and advanced algebra courses.
Who this course is for:
- Algebra students at all levels
I have been using projects, games, cooperative learning, and interactive activities to teach mathematics at the middle school, high school, and college levels for the last 12 years.
I run a highly interactive classroom that promotes student participation and critical thinking. In a typical class period (my class periods are 100 minutes long), I generally limit my speaking time to two-20 minute sessions. These sessions are broken up by class projects, assignments, and explorative activities that engage the students with the material (often in small group settings).
-State of Florida Star teacher award
-2 x teacher of the month (HS)
-Rookie Teacher of the year (HS)
-High School Student Learning Gains 83%-89% each year
-Foundation Grant 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
-Lockheed Martin Academy Grant 2006-2008
Florida International University (BBA Finance)
University of Central Florida (MA Math Education)
The Florida State University (Institutional Research Graduate Certificate)
Member of Florida Developmental Education Association
State of Florida Teacher Certification 2006-current
NCTM Member 2006-2008
Intervention Services of Central Florida 2006 (Mentoring at-risk youth)
Student Achievement Initiative Mentor (2000-2002) Mentoring secondary students at-risk for dropping out of school
Project Speak (Suicide Prevention Program) 2010