Polynomials and Rational Expressions
CCR.Math.Content.HSA-APR.A.1
Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.
CCR.Math.Content.HSA-APR.B.2
Know and apply the Remainder Theorem: For a polynomial p(x) and a number a, the remainder on division by x – a is p(a), so p(a) = 0 if and only if (x – a) is a factor of p(x).
CCR.Math.Content.HSA-APR.B.3
Identify zeros of polynomials when suitable factorizations are available, and use the zeros to construct a rough graph of the function defined by the polynomial.
CCR.Math.Content.HSA-APR.C.4
Prove polynomial identities and use them to describe numerical relationships. For example, the polynomial identity (x^{2} + y^{2})^{2} = (x^{2} – y^{2})^{2} + (2xy)^{2} can be used to generate Pythagorean triples.
CCR.Math.Content.HSA-APR.C.5
(+) Know and apply the Binomial Theorem for the expansion of (x + y)^{n} in powers of x and y for a positive integer n, where x and y are any numbers, with coefficients determined for example by Pascal’s Triangle.^{1}
CCR.Math.Content.HSA-APR.D.6
Rewrite simple rational expressions in different forms; write ^{a(x)}/_{b(x)} in the form q(x) + ^{r(x)}/_{b(x)}, where a(x), b(x), q(x), and r(x) are polynomials with the degree of r(x) less than the degree of b(x), using inspection, long division, or, for the more complicated examples, a computer algebra system.
CCR.Math.Content.HSA-APR.D.7
(+) Understand that rational expressions form a system analogous to the rational numbers, closed under addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division by a nonzero rational expression; add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions.