Students have to use their Dividing Polynomials
skills to find the 4-letter code that will deactivate OMEGA
. The code is hidden behind 4 different locks. Each lock has a different set of combinations that must be found. The combinations are found by answering specific questions related to Dividing Polynomials.
Each Lock focuses on a specific aspect of Dividing Polynomials. Here are the requirements to finding the correct combinations:
Divide Polynomials using Long Division and Synthetic Division
Applications on Dividing Polynomials (Volume and Area)
Is the given Linear Expression a Linear Factor of the Polynomial?
Error Analysis (Who is correct? And Why?)
Students will work with a list of possible combinations and use the process of elimination to reveal the correct code. The last issue that would need to be resolved is deciphering the code as it is written in symbols. Student will use the Pigpen Cipher and match the symbols with the correct letters.
This is a great activity to wrap up Dividing Polynomials
or even give as a review of the topic.
The questions will assess the understanding of the following:
• Divide a polynomial by binomial
• Divisor may have a leading coefficient different than 1
• Dividend may have missing powers
• Dividend is not necessarily in standard form
• The degree of the dividend may be 2, 3, 4, or 5
• Questions may have a remainder.
• One Question will ask students to use the “Factor Theorem” to determine if the given expression is a factor or not.
Students may work on this project:
☑ Independently, or
☑ In pairs, or
☑ In groups.
In this packet you will receive:
☑ Video Hook (Available HERE as well)
☑ Video on Assembling Student Booklet
☑ Instructions on how to perform the activity
☑ 4 Lock Questions (see icon above)
☑ Pigpen Cipher with Instructions
☑ Recording Form (I used with my students as it helped to stay organized)
☑ Answer Key (with the Combinations)
☑ Step-By-Step Answer Key to each of the locks
☑ Colored Version as well as Black & White Version of the activities are provided
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before purchasing to make sure that this creative activity meets your expectations. The full Students Booklet
is available in the preview. After seeing the preview, If you would like to modify it in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me via Q and A
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