Topics in Algebra: Polynomials and Factoring
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Topics in Algebra: Polynomials and Factoring

An easy to understand, step by step approach to polynomials and factoring
5.0 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
56 students enrolled
Created by Joe Huston
Last updated 3/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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
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Requirements
  • A scientific calculator would be helpful, but not required.
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Algebra students at all levels
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
02:45:21
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Welcome to Your Course!
1 Lecture 01:31
Welcome to Your Course!
01:31
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Polynomials
12 Lectures 01:10:03
Introduction to Polynomials
08:17

Adding Polynomials
05:09

Subtracting Polynomials
06:03

Products of Polynomials 1 (Monomial X Monomial)
02:58

Products of Polynomials 2 (Monomial X Binomial)
03:04


Products of Polynomials 4 (Binomial X Trinomial)
05:16

Products of Polynomials 5 (Special Cases)
05:59

Division of Polynomials 1 (Monomials)
03:50

Division of Polynomials 2 (Polynomial Divided by Monomial)
05:30

Long Division of Polynomials
07:38

Synthetic Division
07:44
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Factoring
13 Lectures 01:33:31
Prime Factorizations
09:20

Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
07:33

Factoring by Removing a GCF
08:56

Factoring by Removing a Binomial GCF
04:06

Factoring by Grouping
08:12

Factoring Trinomials (Reverse FOIL)
10:30


Factoring Binomials (Difference of Squares)
04:50

Prime Polynomials
07:14

Perfect Square Trinomials
07:50

A General Guide for Factoring
07:17

Zero Product Rule for Solving Quadratic Equations
07:51

Congratulations on Completing Your Course!
01:19
About the Instructor
Joe Huston
4.6 Average rating
88 Reviews
1,008 Students
6 Courses
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 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