Algebra II - Polynomials - Unit 4

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Essential Questions:

1.  Performing operations on polynomials involve use of concepts such as:  gathering like terms, distributive property, long division, and synthetic division.

2.  Polynomials can be factored using factoring patterns, use of a quadratic form of the polynomial, factor theorem, and solved using the remainder theorem.

3.  Looking for the turning points or zeros of a function highlights trends in data for forecasting such things are population growth or potential evolutionary relationships.

4.  The degree of a polynomial determines the number of zeros of the related polynomial function.