This lesson is a review of the basic properties of polynomial functions with special attention given to those properties that are most relevant for calculus.
This can either be used as part of a summer assignment to help students get ready for calculus or it can be used as a review at the beginning of the school year. It could also be used as part of an "Introduction to Calculus" unit at the end of a precalculus course.
This lesson is appropriate for both AP Calculus AB and BC, as well as college calculus.
Detailed answer keys are included.
The topics covered include:
-Definition of a Polynomial Function
-Polynomial Parent Functions
-Transformations of Monomials
-Zeros of a Polynomial
-The Shape of a Polynomial Graph Near a Zero
-Practice with Graphing Polynomial Functions
In this product, you will find the following:
-Powerpoint Presentation (25 slides)
-Guided Notes (4 pages, a "filled in" copy is also included)
-Do Now Slips (4 slips on one page, answers included)
-Exit Ticket Slips (4 slips on one page, answers included)
-Homework Assignment (2 pages, a detailed answer key is included)
This lesson is part of a larger unit on Functions. The complete unit includes the following:
-Properties of Functions
-Exponential and Logarithmic Functions