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Glencoe Algebra 1: Graphing Calculator Investigation Second Degree Polynomial Functions

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This Graphing Calculator Investigation activity is from Chapter 8: Polynomials, Lesson 8-4: Polynomials. Students will use polynomial functions to explore real world problems.

Before the Activity

Review the activity PDF file.
Make copies of the activity PDF file for your class.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Use the TABLE function to evaluate functions for multiple values


  • Directions:
  • Distribute the student activity sheets
  • Follow the procedures as outlined
  • After the Activity

    As a class, review student answers, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.