1) I can use finite differences to determine the degree of a polynomial
that will fit a given set of date.
2) I can use technology to find polynomial models for a given set of data
The notes are a 3-page foldable and a single 4th page. The notes include how to use finite differences to determine the degree of a polynomial that best fits a set of data with 6 examples....3 WE DO and 3 YOU DO. An answer key is provided.
There are 17 questions total. An answer key is provided.
Students have to determine the degree of polynomial that best fits a table of data.
Students have to write a polynomial for a set of data and make predictions.
Students have to show that the n-th order differences for a given function of degree n are nonzero and constant.
I have included a Microsoft Word version and a .pdf version of the notes and homework. 24 pages Total