## Module 1 - Topic 3 - Lesson 3 - Key Characteristics of Polynomial Functions

**Essential Question(s):**

Explain the characteristics of polynomial functions based on their degree.

**Follow the steps to complete your notes and review the content.**

**STEP 1: Preparation**

__Title__your spiral with the heading above,

__copy__the essential question(s), and draw your border line for the Cornell notes.

**STEP 2: Textbook**

__Answer__the follow questions by using your workbook.

__Read__more than enough to ensure a complete answer to the question.

Following a

__Cornell notes format__, the questions should be written in the left-hand column and with the answers to the right of the question.

Make sure to

__write enough to answer the question__.

__Activity 3.1__

- What is the difference between absolute and relative extrema?
- How is the domain and range of a function different than the domain and range of a problem situation?

__Activity 3.2__

- What patterns are there with polynomial functions that have the
__same end-behavior__? - What patterns are there with polynomial functions that have
__opposite end-behavior__? - Summarize the characteristics of cubic, quartics, and quintics.[cut out and paste the tables on page 242]
- How is the range of a function related to the absolute maximum or minimum?

**STEP 3: Self-check**

Perform a self-check after the lesson is completed in class by asking yourself the following question:

*"Can you*

__answer__the essential question(s)__completely__?"- Yes? Awesome job! You took
__effective notes__, and__paid attention__. You are on your way to success! :D - No? Ok. We all have struggles.
__Determine__why you said no, r__evise__your notes and self-check again.__Do not get discouraged__.