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QLD (Nspire): Personal Polynomials

by Texas Instruments


  • Simultaneous equations
  • Degree of a polynomial
  • Symmetry of a polynomial
  • Odd and even degree characteristics
  • Simple transformations


  • Polynomial
  • Degree
  • Odd and Even
  • Symmetry

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Students express their name as a set of points by exchanging letters for numbers. Students then need to determine the polynomial equation that passes through all of their points. (Simultaneous Equations) Where does it cross the x and y axes? What is the degree of your polynomial and why? Each student's answer is essentially unique, making this an ideal problem solving and modelling task (PSMT) . Teachers can email our teacher support team for a copy of the answers.