Students will understand patterns, relations, and functions.
Before the Activity
Provide each student with a copy of the attached .pdf document.
During the Activity
Students will:Graph polynomial functions and categorize them by their end behavior.
Analyze how end behavior is affected by the lead coefficient and the exponent of the highest degree in the function.
After the Activity
Review student answers
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary