id: 06617771
dt: j
an: 2016e.00813
au: Drum, John R.
ti: Exploration of polynomials through the use of code word solutions.
so: Ohio J. Sch. Math. 73, 1-3 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), Columbus, Oxford, OH
la: EN
cc: I20 H20
ut: teaching; polynomial functions; personalized polynomials; elementary
algebra; precalculus; approach; mathematical model building; code
words; coding; multiplying polynomials; graph of a function; zeros;
student activities
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ab: Summary: The study of polynomials is an important foundational idea in
elementary algebra and introductory calculus. This activity will
reinforce and introduce ideas about where roots occur, change in slopes
over the curve, and determining extremum. This project has students
choose a word which has meaning to them, encipher it, and produce a
polynomial of their own. From this personalized polynomial they will
carry out these studies.
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