Polynomial Division

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Multiply the ways your scholars can find the quotient with polynomial division. A lesson introduces polynomial division via long division, synthetic division, generic area model, and using the definition of division. Learners then engaging in a discussion that leads to the Rational Root Theorem when finding a remainder of zero to help calculate zeros of a polynomial function.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups work problems using different methods to confirm that the methods all work
  • Instruct class members to create a graphic organizer with the different division procedures along with a pro/con list for each method
Classroom Considerations

  • The problems need to be separated from the answers

  • Gives several examples on how to work the problems
  • The resource includes many different methods in which to perform polynomial division

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