Math: Solving High Degree Polynomials
These sites include information on solving high degree polynomial equations. Algebraic concepts covered include: solving for graphing, dividing polynomials, cubics, quartics, and the use of the Rational Root Theorem. Includes links to explanations and interactive applets for solving these types of equations. Links to eThemes Resources: Math: Quadratic Equations: Graphs and Patterns, and Math: Quadratic Functions.
How to Solve Higher Degree Polynomials
This website walks you through the various steps for solving higher degree polynomials including tips and warnings for solving these problems. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here are more steps for the process for solving higher degree polynomials. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Polynomial Equations (Equations of Higher Degree)
See these explanation for solving higher degree polynomial equations that includes a discussion of polynomial functions and equations, remainder and factor theorems, factors and roots of polynomial equations. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a link to a guestbook.
This interactive site allows students to compare polynomials of different degrees. Requires a free plug-in that is available on this site.
Least-Squares Polynomial Approximation
This interactive site allows students to determine the fit of a polynomial given a specific data set.
Algebra Review in Ten Lessons
This site includes links several lessons designed to review select algebraic concepts concepts such as radical and exponents, basic algebra (part I), basic algebra (part II), expansion, dividing and factoring polynomials, solving equations and inequalities, Cartesian coordinate system and functions, functions and first degree curves, and second degree and trigonometric curves.
College Algebra Tutorials
This site provides several tutorials for applying various algebraic concepts.
Prosperity and the Family Farm: Quartic Example
This 2-page PDF real-world example allows students to practice applying cubics and quartics in an authentic context.
Quadratic, Cubic and Quartic Equations
This site provides an historical context for the use of cubic and quartic equations.
DISCOVERY: WebMATH: Creating a Polynomial Algebra Worksheet
See this interactive site that allows students to create practice worksheets to assist them in working with polynomials. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Wolfram Research: Polynomials
These resources provides links to formulas useful in solving polynomial equations; includes links to classical orthogonal polynomials, associated Legendre polynomials and spherical harmonics, and other polynomials.
Online Scientific Calculator
Use and download this interactive online scientific calculator to help solve polynomial equations. NOTE: Site includes a blog.
eThemes Resource: Math: Quadratic Equations: Graphs and Patterns
These sites focus on graphs of quadratic functions. Learn how to plot the graphs and observe patterns of quadratic functions from the graphs. Includes online simulations, tutorials, and exercises. There are also eThemes Resources on quadratic functions and algebra.
eThemes Resource: Math: Quadratic Functions
These sites are about quadratic functions and parabolas. Learn about factoring quadratics and factoring methods, quadratic graphing, solving quadratics, deriving quadratic equations, and using the equations. Includes examples of real world applications, games, lesson plans, printable worksheets, and exercises. There are also links to eThemes Resources on algebra and conic sections.