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### Application of Polynomials

Students use the volume formula to find cubic polynomials in order to determine the dimensions of four different-size boxes used for packaging trash bags.
• TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
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• TI-Nspire™ CAS

### Elliptical Orbits

This lesson involves generating equations of best fit for an ellipse.
• TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
• TI-Nspire™
• TI-Nspire™ CAS

### Exploring Polynomials: Factors, Roots, and Zeros

Investigate graphical and algebraic representations of a polynomial function and its linear factors.
• TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
• TI-Nspire™
• TI-Nspire™ CAS

### Factoring Trinomials

Discover how the coefficients of a given trinomial affect the factors.
• TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
• TI-Nspire™
• TI-Nspire™ CAS

### Finite Differences

Investigate the sets of finite differences for linear and quadratic functions.
• TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS

### Sums and Difference of Cubes

Factor expressions that are either the sum of cubes or the difference of cubes.
• TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS

### The Painted Cube

This lesson involves having the students hypothesize about the different relationships that exist between the size of the cube and the number of cubes that have paint on one, two, three, and zero faces. In order to help students visualize the problem, interlocking cubes could be made available.
• TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
• TI-Nspire™
• TI-Nspire™ CAS