This Successive Differences in Polynomials lesson plan also includes:
Don't give your classes the third degree when working with polynomials! Teach them to recognize the successive differences and identify the degree of the polynomial. The lesson leads learners through a process to develop an understanding of the patterns that develop.
- Have individuals complete a linear, quadratic, and cubic example side by side and compare the patterns
- Differentiate by varying the amount of support given during instruction; allow the highest level learners to explore patterns independently
- Learners should have previous experience with sequences using both explicit and recursive patterns
- Begins a 42-part algebra series
- Provides ideas for scaffolding instruction when learners experience difficulties
- Includes both an opener and exit ticket with solutions