Chapter 4

Polynomial Functions

Everyday Explorations

Dr. Robert Lonsinger specializes in the conservation of endangered carnivore species. Dr. Lonsinger combines traditional approaches for monitoring wildlife populations with innovative conservation genetic techniques, noninvasive monitoring, and modeling platforms. He focuses on carnivores and their prey within desert and grassland communities.

What are some examples of carnivorous mammals that live in deserts in the United States? in grasslands in the United States? Give examples of prey for each of these carnivore species.

What is noninvasive monitoring of a species?

Learning Target

Understand polynomial functions.

Success Criteria

I can graph polynomial functions.

I can add, subtract, multiply, divide, and factor polynomials.

I can solve polynomial equations.

I can model with and analyze graphs of polynomial functions.

Remind Stream

Wall of Wisdom