Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Long Division and Synthetic Divsion

Today we talked about the uses of Long Division and Synthetic Division and the process for each. Remember that we use these methods to find the roots of any polynomial beyond a quadratic! We will carry this process into our discussin of complex (imaginary) numbers at the end of the week.

Coming up:
- Homework is from section 2.3

Posting for Points:
How many roots do you expect to find from a quartic equation?

Monday, November 12, 2007


Today we spent some time reviewing different methods of factoring. You need to be extremely comfortable with factoring by Friday! Extra practice can be found on page 149.

Tomorrow we will talk about factoring polynomials beyond quadratics.

Coming up:
- Homework: pg. 149 #'s 35-40

Posting for Points:
What does the solution to a quadratic tell us about the graph?