Introduction to Polynomials

Monomials, binomials, and trinomials—what comes next? An informative videos cover the basic requirements of a polynomial. Six problem videos cover writing polynomials in descending order, identifying degrees and terminology, evaluating polynomial expressions for specific values, and distinguishing between solutions, zeros, and x-intercepts.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Different videos cover different concepts related to polynomials; use the videos that best fit curriculum needs
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure learners are familiar with function notation, as it is used in the videos
  • Note that some of the videos are repetitive
Pros

  • Videos include transcripts
  • Contains enough examples to clearly understand definitions and concepts
Cons

  • Explanations are sometimes not smooth and include false starts and clarifications