## Module 1 - Topic 3 - Lesson 6 - Comparing Polynomial Functions

**Essential Question(s):**

What characteristics of functions can be utilized when comparing polynomial functions?

**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 6.1__

- What conclusions can you make about a polynomial function if you know its degree?
- What information could you use to determine the degree of a polynomial function?
- How do the a-values help determine the end behavior?
- Why are all functions with an absolute maximum or an absolute minimum considered even-degree functions?

__Activity 6.2__

- What formula is used to determine the axis of symmetry?
- What is the average rate of change formula?
- What is transformational form and how does each variable (A,B,C,D) affect its parent function?

__Talk-the-talk__

- What does the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra tell us?
- What does the end-behavior of a polynomial function imply about the degree of the polynomial function?
- How do know if a zero of a polynomial function represents a point where the graph crosses or touches the x-axis?

**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__.