If you do anything with cars, you’ve probably heard about the big push for using synthetic oil in vehicles. It runs cleaner, lasts longer, etc. But have you heard of synthetic division in regards to polynomials?

In Algebra II, we learned just that – Dividing Polynomials using Synthetic Division. We we started learning it, most were giving me the “stank face” as if to say, “And how is this any easier?” But, by the time we were finished, I think everyone came around to see that this really is easier than long division. If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, see the notes.

In Geometry, we looked at Parallel Lines cut by a Transversal. This is the second half of our third unit because I mean, did you seriously think you’d get away with not having any “math” in a unit? It’s somewhat hard to explain in words, so see the notes for the deets.

- Algebra II
- Geometry