Graphing Factored Polynomials

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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CCSS: Designed
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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