Benchmark 3:  Polynomial Functions


Content Standard
F.1.a. Evaluate and simplify polynomial expressions and equations
F.1.b. Factor polynomials using a variety of methods (e.g., factor theorem, synthetic division, long division, sums and differences of cubes, grouping)
F.2.a. Determine the number and type of rational zeros for a polynomial function
F.2.b. Find all rational zeros of a polynomial function
F.2.c. Recognize the connection among zeros of a polynomial function, x-intercepts, factors of polynomials, and solutions of polynomial equations
F.2.d. Use technology to graph a polynomial function and approximate the zeros, minimum, and maximum; determine domain and range of the polynomial function