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Graphical Analysis

Activity Overview

Students will analyze graphs of polynomials finding intervals over which the function is increasing or decreasing and positive or negative, as well as the function’s relative minimum and maximum values and x- and y-intercepts.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first page. Download and distribute the attached student TI-Nspire document (.tns file) and student worksheet for use during the activity.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.