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# TRIGONOMETRY

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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

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