This Smart Notebook file introduces students to the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra by first reviewing 6 graphs of common functions. Then after also reviewing how these functions are factored to find their zeros, students are presented with a statement of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. Then students are engaged in factoring various polynomials and noticing that each polynomial leads to either linear factors that lead to real zeros or quadratic factors that lead to imaginary zeros that are conjugates. After exploring factoring numerous polynomials the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra is restated.
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