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TAS: Factor and Remainder
by Texas Instruments

Objectives

  • Understand the factor theorem
  • Understand the remainder theorem
  • Develop algebraic expectation pertaining to outcomes of polynomial division

Vocabulary

  • Quotient
  • Remainder
  • Divisor
  • Factor
  • Remainder
  • Polynomial
  • Degree

About the Lesson

This activity starts with familiar skills, terminology and concepts relating to division of whole numbers. The terms quotient and remainder are introduced through this familiar environment before progressing to automated algebraic computations and powerful visuals to help students gain a much better conceptual understanding of polynomial division, in particular the factor and remainder theorems.