Expressions and Operations 

Equations and Inequalities 

Functions 

Statistics 

SOL Review Materials 




A.2 
The student will perform operations on polynomials, including
a) applying the laws of exponents to perform operations on expressions;
b) adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing polynomials; and
c) factoring completely first and seconddegree binomials and trinomials in one or two variables.
Graphing calculators will be used as a tool for factoring and for confirming algebraic factorizations. 
A.2 POLYNOMIALS 

A.2a LAWS OF EXPONENTS 

Apply the following to perform operations on expressions 


1 
Monomial multiplication 

2 
Power of a power 

3 
Power of a product 

4 
Monomial division 

A.2b POLYNOMIALS 

1 
Find sum and differences 


2 
Find products 

3 
Find quotient of polynomials using monomial or binomial divisor 

4 
Model with concrete and pictorial representations 

A.2c FACTORING POLYNOMIALS 

1 
Factor 1st & 2nd degree binomials 


2 
Factor trinomials (1 & 2 variables) 

3 
Confirm with a graphing calculator 
