An exploration to help students rediscover how to graph a polynomial function (assuming they studied polynomial functions in Algebra 2).
They will investigate:
Degree and end behavior
Positive vs. negative leading coefficients
y-intercept
Factored form and zeros
Simple zeros vs. those with even multiplicity vs. those with odd multiplicity

Piecewise functions

Transformations of parent functions

An exploration to help students rediscover how to graph a polynomial function (assuming they studied polynomial functions in Algebra 2).

They will investigate:

Degree and end behavior

Positive vs. negative leading coefficients

y-intercept

Factored form and zeros

Simple zeros vs. those with even multiplicity vs. those with odd multiplicity

Asymptote Exploration.doc

Investigation of All Kinds of Awesome Asymptotes.doc

An introduction to graphing rational functions that helps students understand vertical and end behavior asymptotes.

Investigation of All Kinds of Awesome Asymptotes KEY.pdf

Halloween Activity Alg 3.pdf

Halloween Activity Alg 3.doc

Power Functions worksheet.doc