Chapter 14: Foundations of Non-Linear Functions and Polynomial Operations
This chapter serves as a preview into what is to come in the second half of any Algebra 1 course. You will begin with learning how to graph quadratic equations (parabolas) and absolute value equations (v-shaped graphs) by evaluating x-values. From here you will learn the basics of how to graph and solve basic word problems involving exponential functions. The remainder of the chapter is devoted to a thorough introduction into Polynomials. You will begin with defining, naming, and evaluating polynomials. From there you will rock how to add and subtract polynomials! The chapter closes out with learning how to multiply polynomials using the distributive property and how to factor out a monomial from a polynomial by finding the greatest common factor (GCF). A healthy helping of future Algebra 1 topics is in store!!