I gave my students a few polynomial equations, a few quick check sheets and asked them to find the degree, end behavior, zeros, if there were any multiplicities, the domain, and to sketch the polynomial graph. We did some more practice with various degree polynomials, ones that we first had to factor, and ones with multiplicities greater than 2.

This four flap foldable reviews key features of polynomial graphs. Key features include: Degree, X and Y-Intercepts, Local Minimum and Maximum, and End Behavior. Students find all key features for one example and then graph the polynomial using the key features in the end.

Students match 10 equations to their graphs in this quick introductory activity to polynomial graphing. There are also 2 blank grids on the answer sheet where students graph given equations. I use this activity when I'm first introducing polynomial graphing as a less open-ended way to make connections between polynomial graphs and the equations.

Graphing Polynomials in Algebra We use this reference chear sheet during our unit on graphing polynomial functions.