POLYNOMIALS Division
Are you seeing a pattern to how we learn algebra? First we learn the properties of the concept
we are studying, followed by learning how to simplify it. Then we start learning how to apply
the addition, subtraction, multiplication, an
POLYNOMIALS
A polynomial is a mathematical expression that is a finite sum of terms, each term being a
product of a constant and a variable, or variables, with whole number exponents, and with no
variables in the denominator. The constants are called coef
RECTANGULAR COORDINATE SYSTEM
The number line can be used for graphing equations of one variable. For equations with two
variables we need the two-dimensional plane. It has a horizontal line, with the same properties
as the number line, called the x-axis.
EVALUATING ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONS
An expression can be a single word or phrase. A mathematical expression is
referred to as algebraic expression. It is comprised of a combination of
numbers, variables, and operations. A numerical expression is comprised of
SLOPE
Steepness; grade; pitch, all of these terms refer to slope, which is the ratio of the vertical
change to the horizontal change over a certain distance. Many times this is called "rise over
run." The formula, the mathematical statement describing the
INTEGER EXPONENT PROPERTIES
Recall that exponential expressions are shortcut writing of multiplication of repeated factors. If
we have five factors of three, we put that in an exponential expression of three to the fifth
power, and write is as 35. If we e
LINEAR INEQUALITIES IN TWO VARIABLES
We can solve linear inequalities in two variables in a similar fashion to the linear inequalities in
one variable that we solved earlier in the term. Instead of an interval of possible solutions, we
will now have a reg
REVIEW of FRACTIONS
Let's begin with a discussion of fractions. Did you know that fractions are division problems?
One over two says divide one unit into two parts. There are several ways to express that
action symbolically (and you know we love symbols i
Note:
While all students are getting the same type of problems, the problems are not
exactly the same for every student. I have selected one set of problems to solve
here as examples. If you still have questions about any specific problem you had
in your