Topics in Algebra: Polynomials and Factoring

An easy to understand, step by step approach to polynomials and factoring
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 12/2013 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • A scientific calculator would be helpful, but not required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Algebra students at all levels

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Welcome to Your Course!
Section 1: Polynomials
Introduction to Polynomials
Adding Polynomials
Subtracting Polynomials
Products of Polynomials 1 (Monomial X Monomial)
Products of Polynomials 2 (Monomial X Binomial)
Products of Polynomials 3 (FOIL)
Products of Polynomials 4 (Binomial X Trinomial)
Products of Polynomials 5 (Special Cases)
Division of Polynomials 1 (Monomials)
Division of Polynomials 2 (Polynomial Divided by Monomial)
Long Division of Polynomials
Synthetic Division
Section 2: Factoring
Prime Factorizations
Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
Factoring by Removing a GCF
Factoring by Removing a Binomial GCF
Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials (Reverse FOIL)
Factoring Trinomials (AC Method)
Factoring Binomials (Difference of Squares)
Prime Polynomials
Perfect Square Trinomials
A General Guide for Factoring
Zero Product Rule for Solving Quadratic Equations
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Instructor Biography

Joe Huston, College Instructional Leader: Mathematics and Sciences

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 8 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 (exp 2017)

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

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