How to know when a negative coefficient is associated with power.
How to factor a trinomial with a leading coefficient of 1.
How we define polynomial functions, and identify their leading coefficient and degree.
How to recognize and factor a binomial that is the difference of perfect squares.
How to set up a system of equations to represent word problems where someone is selling multiple items.
How to factor trinomials when the leading coefficient is not one.
How to graph parabolas that are wide or skinny or upside down without making a table of values.
How to use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations.
How to simplify expressions by distributing and/or combining like terms.
How to solve a system of equations using elimination.
How to use matrices to solve a system of equations.
How to solve a system of two linear equations with two unknowns using Cramer's rule.
How to determine what form an equation is written in.
How to convert a system of linear equations into a matrix equation and solve it.
How to understand the vocabulary of polynomials.
How we identify the equation of a polynomial function when we are given the intercepts of its graph.