This worksheet can be used as an in-class group worksheet or as a prequel to the lecture on this section. Students will describe each of the theorems introduced and give an example to show how it is used. After completion, discussion should include examples of finding zeros and how these theorems are helpful in the process.
Learn about graphing polynomials. The shape of the curve changes as the constants are adjusted. View the curves for the individual terms (e.g. y=bx ) to see how they add to generate the polynomial curve.
Objective: Students will examine different polynomial graphs and discover how the degree of a polynomial affects its domain, range, x-intercepts, turning points, and end behavior.
This Intermediate Algebra textbook was developed with consideration of neuroscience principles about learning. It is organized around the concepts of 'solving' and 'graphing'. The problem sets incorporate distributed and mixed practice to promote long term memory formation for the concepts and procedures involved in each section.
This OER course using a new textbook is based a section of MAT103 Pre-Calculus. It is a preparatory course for Calculus. It builds upon the intermediate level of Algebra and makes intensive use of technology to conceptualize functions and methods of function manipulation with emphasis on quantitative change. All course content written by Fahmil Shah. Added to OER Commons by Victoria Vidal.
These instructional videos cover the Examples and Try It exercises in the OpenStax Precalculus text. Created by Brian Stonelake at Southern Oregon University.
Playing the role of engineers in collaborations with the marketing and production teams in a chocolate factory, students design a container for a jumbo chocolate bar. The projects constraints mean the container has to be a regular trapezoidal prism. The design has to optimize the material used to construct the container; that is, students have to find the dimensions of the container with the maximum volume possible. After students come up with their design, teams present a final version of the product that includes creative branding and presentation. The problem-solving portion of this project requires students to find a mathematical process to express the multiple variables in the prism’s volume formula as a single variable cubic polynomial function. Students then use technology to determine the value for which this function has a maximum and, with this value, find the prism’s optimal dimensions.