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Unit 3: Polynomials

Graphing Polynomials Project
Part 1: The first part of your graphing assignment will be in groups of 3 – 4. As a group, you
will create a poster illustrating your newfound knowledge of graphing polynomials. Your posters will need to illustrate a few pieces of information highlighted in the form of a written paragraph (see below). Each group will choose 4 polynomials to describe. For a fifth polynomial, you will create your own groups’ polynomial using your birth months’ numbers as the coefficients. Not only will you need to complete the informational paragraph for this polynomial, but you will also need to graph the polynomial by hand. My graph is a ____ degree polynomial with end behavior that behaves such that _______________________________. It has solutions at ________. A possible equation for it is _______. It has ____ minimums and ____ maximums. It’s domain is _________________ while an approximate range is ________________. Project Rubric Part 1 – Group Graphing Paragraphs Content Mathematical Accuracy Quality of Work Shown Spelling/Grammar/Quality of Written Responses Points Possible _______ / 5 _______ / 3 _______ / 2

Part 2: The second part of your graphing assignment will be a solo project where you create
your personal birthday polynomial. Use the digits of the month, day and 4 digit year of your birth – in order – as the coefficients of the polynomial. (For example: If your birthday is August 13, 1991, then use the digits 8131991 in that order) The degree of your polynomial must be a whole number greater than 2 and less than 6. (Ex. f(x)=8x5 !1x4 !3x3 +19x2 !9x+1) Change the signs of the coefficients to make the most interesting graph you can – one that in some way reflects you. You will then need to analyze the polynomial by finding the following: 1) domain and range 2) the degree 3) all of the zeros [estimate these using a graphing calculator] 4) describe the end behavior 5) the relative extrema [estimate these using a graphing calculator] Lastly, you must make a Presentation of Your Birthday Polynomial on either a nice piece of paper or digitally, if you prefer. Be creative and original. How does the graph of this polynomial reflect who you are? Present your birthday polynomial neatly, accurately and artistically. A written analysis (in paragraph form such as in Part 1) of your polynomial will be turned in with the visual. Project Rubric Part 2 – Birthday Polynomial Content Mathematical Accuracy Quality of Work Shown Spelling/Grammar/Quality of Written Responses Points Possible _______ / 5 _______ / 3 _______ / 2

Part 3: The final part of your graphing assignment will be a project where you have the
decision to work alone or in a group of 2 or 3 (you will have different group requirements based upon the number of people working on your assignment). Your final assignment will be to plan, design, and create a water park based upon polynomials of your choice (must be of degree 3 or higher). The polynomials will create the various curves found on a water park ride and it’ll be up to you to create a well balanced water park that contains both exciting rides along with relaxing rides. Requirements: ! Name your water park! ! The final project will be a birds eye view of the design of your water park. This layout will be completed on top of gridded paper to clearly show the axes of your design. ! The curves of your polynomial will be the ones seen from the birds eye view, not the ones that create the slopes of the slides. ! Based upon the size of your group, you will have to create additional rides for your Water park [1 person = 3 rides; 2 people = 5 rides; 3 people = 7 rides] ! On a different sheet of paper, label the equations of your polynomials and define the following: 1) domain and range 2) the degree 3) all of the zeros [estimate these using a graphing calculator] 4) describe the end behavior 5) the relative extrema [estimate these using a graphing calculator] ! Each of your polynomials will need clearly defined domain restrictions. After all, your water slides will not go on forever and ever (the water park simply could not afford it). ! Color! Have fun and create a design scheme for your water park! Project Rubric Content Correct Number of Rides (Dependent upon group size) Part 3 – Water Park Mathematical Accuracy (Function – Graphing / Analysis) Creativity / Uniqueness Presentation (Neatly presented water park – clearly organized) Points Possible _______ / 2 _______ /15 _______ / 8 _______ / 5

Polynomial Graphing Project Rubric
Project Part 1 – Group Graphing Paragraphs Content Mathematical Accuracy Quality of Work Shown Spelling/Grammar/Quality of Written Responses Mathematical Accuracy Part 2 – Birthday Polynomial Quality of Work Shown Spelling/Grammar/Quality of Written Responses Correct Number of Rides (Dependent upon group size) Part 3 – Water Park Mathematical Accuracy (Function – Graphing / Analysis) Creativity / Uniqueness Presentation (Neatly presented water park – clearly organized) Points Received _______ / 5 _______ / 3 _______ / 2 _______ / 5 _______ / 3 _______ / 2 _______ / 2 _______ /15 _______ / 8 _______ / 5 Total: _______ / 50 10 10 Points Possible

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Graphing Polynomials Mastery Assignment Remediation & Late Policy Spring 2014
Late Policy Students who submit their Graphing Polynomials Mastery Assignment past the due date will be required to complete additional components of the Mastery Assignment. See below for details: # of Days Late 1–2 3–4 5–8 9+ Remediation Policy Students who do not receive mastery on their Graphing Polynomials Mastery Assignment upon initial submission will have two weeks from the due date to complete remediation for this assignment. See below for details of remediation: Original Grade 80 – 89% 70 – 79% Remediation Assignment Per suggestions/comments made by teacher, make appropriate corrections to project. 1) Per suggestions/comments made by teacher, make appropriate corrections to project. 2) Complete one additional problem in Part 1 1) Per suggestions/comments made by teacher, make appropriate corrections to project. 2) Complete two additional problems in Part 1 1) Per suggestions/comments made by teacher, make appropriate corrections to project. 2) Complete three additional problems in Part 1 Maximum Grade Additional Assignment Complete one additional problem in Part 1 Complete one additional problem in Part 1 ; Complete one additional polynomial in Part 3 Complete two additional problems in Part 1 ; Complete one additional polynomial in Part 3 Complete two additional problems in Part 1 ; Complete two additional polynomials in Part 3 Maximum Grade

90%

60 – 69%

90%

59% and below