Awesometh Degree of a Function

Build up a polynomial. Learners use printed cards to create polynomials. Using a graphing utility, pupils make comparisons between the polynomials they built. To further cement the concept, they build upon their algebraic vocabulary as they describe their polynomial graphs.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals mark the critical points on their graphs
  • Lead a discussion about terms and types of polynomials
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes the class is familiar with graphing equations using technology

  • Provides a PowerPoint to guide the lesson
  • Includes links to descriptions on the instructional practices the resource uses

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