We use polynomials almost every single day and have no clue that we are doing it. A simple example is a walk to your everyday store. We go in and want to know the price of a carton of eggs, two gallons of milk, and three pounds of good ole’ chop meat. In polynomial language this would be expressed as e + 2m + 3 c. While this may be simple and easy to comprehend there are many careers out there that focus almost entirely on this skill to gauge and predict the possible outcomes of a whole pf different possible scenarios. Polynomials are expressions that have more than two terms. They usually consist of three main parts: constants, exponents (if applicable), and variables. Constants are fixed values like the number 5 or the fraction 1/2 or even negative integers. Exponents, are well, exponents! So the value raised to a power of itself. Variable are usually indicated by letters or symbols. The variable x and y are loved by most.
Polynomials are usually bane of most Algebra student's existence, but when are polynomials ever valuable outside of the math classroom. Polynomials are used to describe the path and method most things travel. Ever ride a roller coaster? The safety and standards of all roller are described and evaluated using polynomials. When working on curbing traffic and automobile congestion, polynomials often come into play. Have you ever wanted to own your own Dunkin Donuts or McDonald’s? You will need to prove to those organizations that you have a picked a location that has plenty of paying customers. Guess how? You guessed it! This humongous succession of worksheets and lesson with help your students understand how to process basic operations with polynomials as well as how to factor them in the proper medium. We will also explore how to model their movements and executions within word problems and math problems based on a story of some kind.