# U1 – Polynomials

 Day Lesson Title Exercises 1 1.1  Power Functions Students identify similarities and differences between polynomial and non-polynomials using the Polynomial Concept Attainment activity. As a class define a polynomial function Students are to use the TI-Nspire calculators and the activity to identify similarities in power functions with even and odd degrees, positive and negative leading coefficients. Give definitions for Line Symmetry and Point Symmetry. How does the leading coefficient of the function affect the graph of the polynomial?   Will need to define: end behaviour and leading coefficient. Review Domain and Range. Use the smart Notebook Matching Exercise to complete an Achievement check. Pg. 11 #1-5, 7, 10,11 completed notes 2 & 3 1.2  Characteristics of Polynomials. Use 1.2-characteristics of Polynomials TI-Nspire Activity to achieve the following class goals. Goal 1 – Relate the end behaviour to the degree Goal 2 – Relate the number of zeros to the degree Goal 3 – Relate the number of local maximums and local minimums to the degree Goal 4 – Relate the finite differences to the degree. Pg. 26 #1-6,12,14-16 4 Equations of Polynomials Students see relationship between the equation of a polynomial and the zeros Students will sketch polynomials Pg. 39 # 1-3,6,7,9 5 Quiz!!! Day 1 – Transformations of Polynomials – students complete an activity that relates transformations to even and odd degree polynomial definitions. Day 2 – students sketch polynomials and generage equations day 1 – Complete handout   day 2 – complete handout 6 Secants & Average Rate of Change Secants pg. 62 # 7 Tangents & Instantaneous Rates of Change Pg. 71 #1-4,6,7 8-9 Review/TIPS Pg. 74 #1-18, pg. 78 #1-12 10 Test