Introduction to Polynomials

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In this lesson, we learn what polynomials are and the various names given to them. We also learn how to determine the degree of a polynomial, which is the sum of the exponents of its variables. The greatest degree of any term in a polynomial is known as the degree of the polynomial. We go on to model different polynomials using algebra tiles, which will prove helpful when multiplying and factoring polynomials. In the next lecture, we'll learn about adding and subtracting polynomials.

Lesson Description:

An introduction to polynomials. What is a polynomial? What are the names of different polynomials?

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is a polynomial?
  • What is a binomial?
  • What is a trinomial?
  • What is the degree of a polynomial?
  • How do you find the degree of a polynomial?
  • How can you use Algebra tiles to model polynomials?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    If you are struggling to understand what a polynomial is, how to find the degree of a polynomial, or how to name a polynomial, this is the lesson for you. A good explanation for the beginner in what a polynomial is. No resources are included to help out.
  • anisah

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    This video will be very helpful for this unit in my text book. Thank you for all your help!