Modeling with Polynomial Functions


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What is a polynomial function?

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1. Fill in the blank: The degree of a polynomial is the _____ exponent of the variable of the polynomial.

2. What is the general form of a polynomial of degree 5?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet combo, you can find out how well you know the use of modeling in polynomial functions. Questions focus on the definition of a polynomial function, and also, the number of equations that should be in a system of given equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to test your understanding of the topics seen here:

  • The degree of a polynomial
  • A general form of a polynomial with a given degree
  • Using the method of finite differences
  • The number of equations in a system in general form

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can give a proper definition for a polynomial function
  • Problem solving - use what you know to solve a practice problem with the method of finite differences
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about degrees of polynomials

Additional Learning

To get more of a review, check out the lesson titled Modeling with Polynomial Functions. Using this, you can explore more of the topics related to the lesson, including those seen below:

  • Forms of polynomial functions
  • The steps involved in the method of finite differences
  • Plugging in data points