This resource is a complete lesson! Beginning with a teacher-led vocabulary overview, followed with a student-centered investigation of graphing, and then ending with numerous practice problems, I hope you will find that you have to do very little work before using this in your classroom! In creating this resource, I kept the ideals of the Common Core in mind: students discovering math. Students will discover how the leading coefficient and the degree of a function influence the shape of the graph.
For follow-up assessments, check out:
Quiz: Polynomial Functions
Polynomial Flash Cards – Quadratics, Cubics, and Quartics
Practice with the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra - Sudoku