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Polynomials Investigation

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The purpose of this lesson is for students to discover the connection between the algebraic and the graphical structure of polynomial functions. This lesson leads to students being able to sketch a graph by identifying the end behavior, intercepts, and multiplicities from a given polynomial equation. It also leads to students being able to write a possible equation by determining the sign of the leading coefficient, minimum possible degree, x-intercepts and y-intercept from a given polynomial graph. 

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan

Author: Victoria Olinde