Welcome to the world of exponents and polynomials!
Since September we have reviewed the basics of algebra: equations, factoring, distributing, combining like terms, reviewing the different mathematical properties, writing expressions, additive inverses, integers and the number line, formulas, percents, and proportions, etc! We have mastered all these skills and then put these skills to work as we dove into the world of inequalities. Here we learned that instead of having one exact solution to a problem; we could have a solution set that would make a mathematical statement true. That unique sign allowed us to narrow down the possible solutions to our mathematical sentences and most importantly figure out what the solutions could not be! Then using that knowledge, we explored conjunctions, disjunctions, and absolute value inequality sentences.
Now that we have mastered those terms, we are ready to expand our knowledge about exponents and explore the world of polynomials! Here we will use the advanced skills on how to deal with exponents, use scientific notation, etc. Then we will be able to identify monomials, binomials, and polynomials which will lead us into using them in complex algebraic expressions and equations. So ready or not, here we come! :)