• Unit 5: Polynomial Functions

    Polynomial functions include quadratic functions, which may be familiar to you from past math courses. In this unit, we will continue the pattern of defining key characteristics of polynomial functions such as the domain and range using equations and graphs. In addition to quadratic functions, the family of polynomial functions includes functions with higher degree exponents. As the degree of a polynomial increases, the algebra required to define its key characteristics such as intercepts and inflection points becomes more and more complicated. You will learn techniques to describe the behaviors of polynomial functions that help us understand them without performing complex algebra.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 4 hours.

    • 5.1: Quadratic Functions

    • 5.2: Power and Polynomial Functions

    • 5.3: Graphs of Polynomial Functions

    • 5.4: Dividing Polynomials

    • 5.5: Finding Roots of Polynomial Functions