Benchmark 3: Polynomial Functions 

Objective 
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, xintercepts, 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 