# MA.912.AR.6.5 Export Print
Sketch a rough graph of a polynomial function of degree 3 or higher using zeros, multiplicity and knowledge of end behavior.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Strand: Algebraic Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

## Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1200330: Algebra 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1200340: Algebra 2 Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1200400: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 9-12 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7912095: Access Algebra 2 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1209315: Mathematics for ACT and SAT (Specifically in versions: 2022 and beyond (current))

## Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.912.AR.6.AP.5: Create a rough graph of a polynomial function of degree 3 or higher (in factored form) using zeros, multiplicity and knowledge of end behavior.

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## Formative Assessment

Use Zeros to Graph:

Students are given the factored form of a cubic polynomial and are asked to use the zeros to sketch the graph between two given points on the coordinate plane without the use of technology.

Type: Formative Assessment

## Lesson Plans

Taming the Behavior of Polynomials:

This lesson will cover sketching the graphs of polynomials while in factored form without the use of a calculator.

Type: Lesson Plan

Dancing Polynomials/Graph Me Baby:

Dancing Polynomials is designed to lead students from the understanding that the equation of a line produces a linear pattern to the realization that using an exponent greater than one will produce curvature in a graph and that further patterns emerge allowing students to predict what happens at the end of the graph. Using graphing calculators, students will examine the patterns that emerge to predict the end behavior of polynomial functions. They will experiment by manipulating equations superimposed onto landmarks in the shape of parabolas and polynomial functions. An end behavior song and dance, called "Graph Me Baby" will allow students to become graphs to physically understand the end behavior of the graph.

Type: Lesson Plan

## MFAS Formative Assessments

Use Zeros to Graph:

Students are given the factored form of a cubic polynomial and are asked to use the zeros to sketch the graph between two given points on the coordinate plane without the use of technology.

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