I wrote this summary of polynomial functions for my Algebra 2 class, as they were having a hard time "putting it all together."
It is intended to cover the following concepts with a basic, informal approach: basic definitions, turning points, minima, maxima, number and nature of zeros, roots, and end behavior.
I use this activity within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.
The file includes spiral review problems.
This worksheet is intended to be written on directly.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.