The Official SAT Question of the Day

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Higher Order Polynomial
Polynomials from Constants to x^5

The broad family of functions called polynomials allows us to investigate the behavior of functions in depth and hone all previous skill sets we have started to develop.  The graphs above represent polynomials of differing degrees: linear, quadratic, cubic, quartic, quintic, sixth degree, etc.  This unit will serve as a culmination and an extension of what you have already done with linear and quadratic functions.

(Pre)Review Materials:
Here are some of the skills you should have mastered that are available to you on Khan Academy.  Please let me know if you are going to start using this as a way to remediate, review, practice, or push ahead!
Khan Academy Practice workflow sheets:
Creating and Solving Linear Equations
Linear Functions
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Quadratic functions

TenMarks Passwords
Period 2 Login Information
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PowerPoint and Guided Notes:
This unit on polynomials will largely develop through two key documents that are both embedded below.  The first is a PowerPoint presentation that provides much of the meat of polynomials and provides you a resource to review and reference as we cover this topic together.

 The second is a set of guided class notes that will walk through some of the skills we will need to work through together.  We will fill this out together as we move through this unit.
Polynomial Videos:
Here is the link to the list all of the Khan Academy videos on Polynomials.  
Below are two more videos that may be helpful to preview or use as review some of the big ideas.

Homework (stay tuned, more to come):

Reference Sheets: