Possible Rational Solutions: Polynomial Function
- A B Cron
When you have a polynomial function, it can be difficult to find all of the real solutions without a graphing tool. Yet there are many situations where this is a necessary function. This applet will assist in learning a method to do this. Needed skills:
- the ability to find all the factors of an integer
- identify the leading coefficient of a polynomial function
- identify the constant term of a polynomial function
- factor each of these values and create a ratio as shown
This applet can be used by teachers in a demonstration mode in the classroom or teachers can have students load it on their own computers as a worksheet to be completed for a grade.