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.

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.

Students sketch polynomial equations and write the equations of polynomial graphs in this task cards activity. 16 of the cards ask students to sketch given equations and 12 ask them to write the equations of given graphs. This activity can be used as extra practice, given as substitute work when you will be out, or as an assessment (this is how I use it).

Students use this template to graph given polynomial equations or to give the equations of given polynomial graphs. Students are also asked to note the degree, end behavior, zeros, if there are any multiplicities and the domain.