I use Scavenger Hunts to review a lot of different subjects in my classes. This one reviews finding all the zeros (roots) of a polynomial function. There are 14 questions. Each is a polynomial of degree 3 or 4. The answers include rational, irrational, and complex roots. Some can be factored, buy many require them to used synthetic division to find their first zero.
Students have fun with Scavenger Hunts. They try hard to find the correct answer so their team can finish first!
It includes instructions of how to use the Scavenger Hunt, a worksheet that students can use to record their answers, and a homework worksheet that reviews the same subject.
If you want more fun ways to review important topics, try these:
Fun PowerPoint Reviews
Tic Tac Toes
Common Core Standards:
Understand the relationship between zeros and factors of polynomials.
A-APR 2. Know and apply the Remainder Theorem: For a polynomial p(x) and a number a, the remainder on division by x – a is p(a), so p(a) = 0 if and only if (x – a) is a factor of p(x).
A-APR 3. Identify zeros of polynomials when suitable factorizations are available, and use the zeros to construct a rough graph of the function defined by the polynomial.