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ACT: Personal Polynomials

by Texas Instruments


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


  • Polynomial
  • Degree
  • Odd and Even
  • Symmetry
  • Bisection Method

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Students express their name as a set of point 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-axis? (Bisection method) What is the degree of your polynomial and why? Each student's answer is essentially unique, making this an ideal assessment task. Teachers can email our teacher support team for a copy of the answers.