In Solving Polynomial Functions, Dr. Eaton first begins with a review of factoring polynomials with techniques such as greatest common factor, difference o two squares, perfect square trinomials, general trinomials, and grouping. Then she moves into formulas involving the sum and difference of two cubes as well as utilizing the quadratic form. Video examples at the end will test your new found knowledge.
Always begin factoring by factoring the greatest common factor, and then factor the remaining expression.
If the polynomial has 4 terms, try factoring by grouping.
Factor trinomials by trial and error.
Memorize the formulas for the sum and difference of two cubes.
Solving Polynomial Functions
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.