# Lesson Plan: Polynomial Equations Mathematics • 10th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use different strategies for solving polynomial equations of degrees greater than two.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

• factor polynomials and solve polynomial equations using
• the greatest common factor of a polynomials’ terms,
• difference between two squares,
• sum and difference of two cubes,
• perfect square binomials and trinomials,
• factoring by grouping,
• rewriting a polynomial to have a quadratic form,
• apply these strategies for solving polynomial equations to solve real-world problems and consider the physical restrictions on the solutions.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

• determining the number of roots of a quadratic equation,
• the zero product property,
• factoring by grouping,
• factoring a polynomial by finding the greatest common factor of its terms.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

• algebraic division,
• synthetic division,
• the remainder theorem.