The word polynomial has the prefix, “poly,” which means many. However, the word polynomial can be used for all numbers of terms, including only one term. A polynomial is said to be written in standard form when the terms are arranged from the highest degree to the lowest degree. When it is written in standard form it is easy to determine the degree of the polynomial. The basic building block of a polynomial is a monomial. A monomial is one term and can be a number, a variable, or the product of a number and variables with an exponent.