Introduction to Polynomials

Polynomials don't need to be a mystery. Pupils watch a clarifying video that first explains how to distinguish between monomials, binomials, trinomials, and polynomials. The video then shows how to identify the degree of a term, the degree of a polynomial, the leading term, and the leading coefficient.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide the video to learners struggling with the concept
  • Have scholars write polynomials for classmates to describe using the given terminology
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not require prior experience with polynomials 
Pros

  • Gives enough examples for the definitions to make sense
  • Provides thorough explanations
Cons

  • None