# Characteristic Polynomial

Graphing Polynomial Functions Flip BookThis flip book was created to be used as a stations activity to provide extra practice with graphing polynomial functions and identifying the following key characteristics:Turning Points (Relative Minimum and Relative Maximum), Increasing Intervals, Decreasing Intervals, Parent Function, End Behavior, Zeroes, Domain, and Range.There are 8 functions in the book.

Students will find all zeros of 10 different polynomial functions. They will then match their answer to a characteristic of the snowman and color him correctly. Students should be able to solve equations, use synthetic division, use the quadratic formula, and solve problems using imaginary numbers.

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Example of finding the characteristic polynomial and its factorization in a Diagonalization problem.

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A Heuristic Quasi-Polynomial Algorithm for Discrete Logarithm in Finite Fields of Small Characteristic

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Arthur Cayley. Other source: http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Cayley.html

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Redefinition of Words: Racism An article about the redefinition and abuse of the word Racism.

This activity is designed to help your Pre-Calculus students review key concepts at the end of the unit on Polynomial, Power, & Rational Functions. There are 40 cards in the set. 10 graph cards have a corresponding equation card, zeros card, and characteristic card. Great fun while practicing difficult concepts.

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