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# Rational Roots and Remainders: Important Theorems of Polynomials

Lesson 9 of 15

## Objective: SWBAT identify the connections between dividing polynomials and evaluating polynomials and determine the possible rational zeros of a polynomial using the Rational Root Test.

## Big Idea: Using polynomial division students discover the Remainder Theorem & then learn about the Rational Root Test.

*51 minutes*

Students should begin working on the two polynomial division problems on page 2 of the Flipchart on a scratch piece of paper (they will record their findings later). After about 5 minutes, I plan to go over the first problem using whichever method (long division, synthetic division, or division with generic squares) that students request, maybe even all 3.

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Today was the last day of new learning and I definitely plan on sharing this with students. So for the next week students are just going to be presented with opportunities to put all the pieces together and build on their current knowledge. Since we are getting close to the end of the unit, I wanted to get a sense for how students feel that they are progressing. At the end of today’s lesson I am going to have my students complete a **3-2-1 Assessment** to accomplish this.** **The prompts for students are on the last slide of the power point. We will be reviewing students’ responses at the start of class tomorrow and may use some of their feedback to drive the instruction in the upcoming lessons.

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You have probably caught this already, but the homework has an error- I think you intended to make the last polynomial degree 4, (judging from the factors you have at the end) and instead you have made it degree three.

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- UNIT 1: Basic Functions and Equations
- UNIT 2: Polynomial Functions and Equations
- UNIT 3: Rational Functions and Equations
- UNIT 4: Exponential Functions and Equations
- UNIT 5: Logarithmic Functions and Equations
- UNIT 6: Conic Sections
- UNIT 7: Rotations and Cyclical Functions
- UNIT 8: Cyclical Patterns and Periodic Functions
- UNIT 9: Trigonometric Equations
- UNIT 10: Matrices
- UNIT 11: Review
- UNIT 12: Fundamentals of Trigonometry

- LESSON 1: Puzzling Polynomials and Quizzical Quadratics
- LESSON 2: Building Connections: Building Polynomials (Day 1 of 2)
- LESSON 3: Building Connections: Building Polynomials (Day 2 of 2)
- LESSON 4: Detailed Descriptions of our Puzzling Polynomials
- LESSON 5: Got zeros? Polynomials do! Multiplicity of Zeros (Day 1 of 3)
- LESSON 6: Got zeros? Polynomials do! Multiplicity of Zeros (Day 2 of 3)
- LESSON 7: Got zeros? Polynomials do! Multiplicity of Zeros (Day 3 of 3)
- LESSON 8: Long, Synthetic, and Square! Oh my! Polynomial Division
- LESSON 9: Rational Roots and Remainders: Important Theorems of Polynomials
- LESSON 10: Polynomials with Complexes… Complex Zeros that is!
- LESSON 11: Putting the Pieces of Polynomials Together (Day 1 of 2)
- LESSON 12: Putting the Pieces of Polynomials Together (Day 2 of 2)
- LESSON 13: Roller Coaster Polynomials
- LESSON 14: Test Review
- LESSON 15: Polynomials Unit Test