ERIC Number: ED469113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
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Polynomial Division Using TI-83 Plus Calculators.
This paper presents some ideas on how to utilize TI-83 Plus calculators to perform division of one polynomial (the divided) by another polynomial (the divisor) and how that procedure might be incorporated into a college algebra lesson. Four ways to obtain the quotient and remainder when dividing a polynomial by a first-degree polynomial are presented. Each program can be performed interactively using a TI-83 Plus calculator and some insights are provided into the synthetic division procedure as well as some other aspects of the mathematical method used. The paper includes several examples of problems together with a lesson plan for a college algebra course. (KHR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) International Conference (Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 15-17, 2002).