Divide a Polynomial by a Monomial (Example)

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What works for a binomial also works for a trinomial. The short video shows how to divide a polynomial by a monomial by breaking up the polynomial into its individual terms. Examples consist of a binomial and a trinomial divided by a monomial. Pupils watch as the presenter uses the same method to perform the division.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a quick review of dividing monomials by monomials
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should know the exponent rules
  • Class members should be able to recognize terms of a polynomial
Pros

  • Shows each step in the process
  • Uses the highlighter to emphasize each term when rewriting the problem
Cons

  • None