Lesson Plan

Graphing Factored Polynomials

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Young mathematicians graph polynomials using the factored form. As they apply all positive leading coefficients, pupils demonstrate the relationship between the factors and the zeros of the graph.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Form collaborative groups to complete the opening exercise; monitor groups for understanding
  • Use as an introduction to the behavior of polynomial graphs
Classroom Considerations
  • Uses understanding from the previous lessons in the series about the zeros of polynomial equations
  • Provides detailed lesson notes, suggestions, and questioning strategies
  • Includes a problem set for independent practice along with an answer key
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