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