Chapter 5  Polynomial Functions
"This chapter begins with two different problem situations to explore how cubic functions are built. Lessons provide opportunities for students to connect characteristics and behaviors of cubic functions to their factors. An emphasis is placed on verifying equivalence between different forms both algebraically and graphically. Students will explore polynomial functions to gain an understanding of end behavior, symmetry, and whether a function is even, odd, or neither. " Carnegie Textbook 
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Lesson 5.1  Exploring Cubic Functions
"This lesson presents two different problem situations to explore how cubic functions are built. It also provides opportunities for students to explore key characteristics of cubic functions."  Carnegie Textbook Lesson 5.2  Power Functions
"This lesson provides opportunities for students to explore power functions to understand end behavior, symmetry, and whether a function is even or odd."  Carnegie Textbook Lesson 5.3  Transformations and Symmetry of Polynomial Functions
"This lesson provides opportunities for students to explore transformations of cubic functions... Quartic and quantic functions are introduced... Questions then ask students to compare and contrast the various polynomials to understand all the possible shapes for linear, quadratic, cubic, quartic, and quintic functions."  Carnegie Textbook 
Lesson 5.4  Key Characteristics of Polynomial Functions
"This lesson provides opportunities for students to interpret key characteristics of polynomials in a real world situation."  Carnegie Textbook Lesson 5.5  Building Cubic and Quartic Functions
"This lesson provides opportunities for students to explore how the properties of linear and quadratic functions determine key characteristics of cubic functions. "  Carnegie Textbook Lesson 5.6  The Closure Property
"This lesson begins by asking students to provide rationale why graphs do not represent polynomial functions... then provides opportunities for students to analyze the meaning for polynomials to be closed under an operation. "  Carnegie Textbook 