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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 second-degree 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