4.1 Characteristics of polynomials
Characteristics of polynomials
A polynomial consists of constants, variables and exponents. Polynomials are named based on the number of terms they have. Polynomials with 1 term are called monomials. Those with 2 terms are called binomials, and the ones with 3 terms are called trinomials.
Basic concepts:
 Understanding integer division
 Evaluating algebraic expressions
Related concepts:
 What is a polynomial?
 Polynomial components
Lessons

1.
Determine the number of terms and the name for each of the expression.

2.
Find the degree and number of terms for each of the following expression.

3.
Write the expression for each set of the algebra tiles.

4.
Peter wants to buy some comic books and magazines. A bookstore sells comic books for $12 each and magazines for $8 each.