## Module 1 - Topic 3 - Lesson 5 - Analyzing Polynomial Functions

**Essential Question(s):**

How does context change your interpretation of a polynomial function?

**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__.

__Getting Started/Activity 5.1/Activity 5.2__

- What does multiplicity tell you about the behavior of a polynomial graph?
- What is the difference between zeros and x-intercepts?
- What does the a-value of a polynomial function tell you about its graph?
- What conclusions can you make about a polynomial function if you know the degree of a polynomial function?
- What is average rate of change?

**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__.