# Polynomial Functions - Interactive Notebook Activities and Scaffolded Notes

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Are you having trouble getting your students to take effective notes during math lessons? Are you looking for quick activities that can be completed in a math journal or at the end of a lesson as a check for understanding? If so, these activities are for you. Please check out our full-length preview.

These math journal activities/scaffolded notes cover polynomial functions, perfect for Pre-Calculus, Algebra II, or Integrated Math students. They can be used for introduction of topics or to reflect/review what you have covered in class discussion. The problems listed in this activity packet build nicely on each other if introduced in the order that they appear. Our students enjoy filling them out and organizing them in their math journals so that they can refer back to them throughout the year. These activities are a great way to promote writing in math. Keys are included for reference.

Packet includes the following scaffolded note activities with teacher answer keys:

Review: Finding the Degree and Leading Coefficient of a Polynomial in One Variable
Evaluating a Polynomial Function for a Given Value
Evaluating a Polynomial Function for a Variable or Algebraic Expression
Graphs of Polynomial Functions (Handout)
Graphs of Polynomial Functions Reflection
End Behavior of Polynomial Functions
Graphs of Polynomial Functions
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Write a polynomial equation with the given roots.
Find the roots of a function and graph.
Locate the zeros of a function by graphing.
Finding the relative maximum and minimum by graphing.
The Location Principle
Reviewing Polynomial Factoring Techniques
Factoring Polynomials
Solving Polynomial Functions Using Quadratic Techniques
What can the discriminant of the quadratic formula tell you about the roots of the equation?
Writing Polynomial Equations in Quadratic Form
Solve a Quadratic Equation by Completing the Square
The Remainder and Factor Theorems
Using Synthetic Division to Divide a Polynomial by a Binomial
Rational Root Theorem and Descartes’ Rule of Signs
Use Descartes’ Rule of Signs and the Rational Root Theorem to Determine the Zeros of a Function
The Rational Root Theorem and Integral Zero Theorem
Use Descartes’ Rule of Signs and the Rational Root Theorem to Determine the Zeros of a Function (Leading Coefficient Does Not Equal 1)
Solving Rational Equations
Decomposing a Rational Expression into Partial Fractions

Packet also includes 23 Interactive Notebook activities.

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