In this activity, students will begin getting familiar with terminology of polynomials: monomials, polynomials, binomials, trinomials. Students will use Polynomial Tools on the TI-Nspire CAS to find the degree of several polynomials and will be asked to describe how to find the degree of a polynomial in their own words. Questions are used throughout. Use TI-Nspire Navigator to assess understanding of the material.
Before the Activity
Download the TNS file and send to students.
After the Activity
Collect the TNS file using TI Nspire Navigator and open in class analysis to assess students' understanding.