Polynomial functions can be categorized as even or odd, based on the degree of the polynomial.  They have a number of common characteristics based upon their classification.


  • Notes:Properties of Polynomial functions


  • p. 114 #1-9, C1, C2  *11, 12 

Things you should be able to do after today

  • identify a polynomial function from its equation and / or graph
  • explain the role of the leading coefficient and the constant term with respect to the graph
  • be able to generalize rules of graphing odd or even degree functions
  • solve a problem by modeling a situation using a polyomial function and analyzing the graph
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