Chapter 2 Preparing for Quadratic Functions 2.1 An Introduction to Exponentiation2.2 Reviewing some Operations on Polynomials2.3 Continuing with Operations on Polynomials2.4 Beginning Polynomial Factorization2.5 Continuing Polynomial Factorization2.6 Polynomail Prime Factorization2.7 The Zero-Product Method2.8 A Quick Review of Square Roots2.9 The Quadratic Formula