# Chuckles the Rocket Dog

# Chuckles the Rocket Dog

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## Polynomials & Quadratics

### Algebra 1 & 2 / 8th Grade

*Chuckles the Rocket Dog* helps students to begin to master advanced topics in algebra. Students learn to:

**investigate**advanced exponents, scientific notation, and exponential functions**manipulate**polynomials using the four basic operations**factor**polynomials**solve**quadratic equations**derive**the quadratic formula

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## Student Text and Workbook: Chapters, Contents, and Preview

**Chapter 1: Exponents **

- The Laws of Exponents
- Negative Exponents
- Scientific Notation
- Fractional Exponents
- Manipulating Square Roots
- Solving Radical Equations
- Exponential Functions

**Chapter 2: Introduction to Polynomials**

- What's a Polynomial & What's it For?
- Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
- Solve Single-Variable Quadratic Equations
- Multiplying Polynomials
- Dividing Polynomials

**Chapter 3: Factoring Polynomials & Solving Quadratic Equations **

- Common Factors in Polynomials
- Factoring Second-Degree Polynomials
- Solving Single-Variable Quadratic Equations
- Graphing Two-Variable Quadratic Equations
- Further Factoring of Second-Degree Polynomials
- Applications in Equation-Solving & Graphing

**Chapter 4: Polynomials in Rational Expressions**

- Using Your Factoring Skills
- Adding & Subtracting Fractions with Polynomials
- Multiplying & Dividing Fractions with Polynomials

**Chapter 5: Advanced Factoring & the Quadratic Formula **

- Completing the Square
- The Quadratic Formula
- Factoring Higher-Degree Polynomials
- Single-Variable Equations of Higher Degree
- Two-Variable Equations of Higher Degree

**Chapter 6: Afterword **

- Reflections on Your Course of Study & on Writing One's Own Textbook with Notes to Self

## Answer Book & Tests Contains:

- answers to all the practice problems in the Student Workbook
- numerous and diverse examples of real student work
- sample solutions to problems that can be solved in a variety of ways
- questions and problem sets designed to help students gain confidence in their own abilities
- differentiated instruction methods to accommodate different learning styles