Dividing Polynomials by Monomials

Split the polynomial into terms. The video shows how to divide a polynomial by a monomial. By splitting the polynomial into its terms, the problem then becomes dividing several monomials by a monomial. Class members become familiar with the process while watching four examples.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide several practice problems that are similar in construction to the example problems
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with properties of exponents
  • Assumes students know how to divide a monomial by a monomial

  • Contains a numerical example to explain how the division principle works
  • Uses colors to highlight the work with negative exponents

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