Checkpoint (Sections 2.1-2.2)

Unit 2 - Day 5

​Learning Objectives​
  • Identify the degree, leading coefficient, end behavior, y-intercept, and zeros of polynomials presented as graphs or equations

  • Sketch a polynomial given its equation

  • Write a polynomial in intercept/factored form when given a graph

Quick Lesson Plan
Activity: Graphing Polynomials Task



Lesson Handout

Answer Key

Formalize Later

Today’s checkpoint activity can be used in a variety of ways. The goal is to check in on students’ understanding of important concepts from lessons 2.1 and 2.2 and to make connections among content explored on previous days.


Option 1: Quiz

Choose one question on the front and one question on the back to assign as a traditional quiz that students complete individually during the hour.


Option 2: Group and Individual Check-in (summative)

Use the time allotments provided in the Quick Lesson Plan to structure this checkpoint activity. Decide how you want to weigh each portion of the task (½ group work, ½ individual, or other). Question 4 can be done in class or at home and you may choose to allow students to use their notes on the at-home portion.


Option 3: Group and Individual Check-in (formative)

You can incorporate this task into your unit as a consolidation and extra practice day. This could look like allowing students to work on question 1 in small groups, then debriefing as a class and then repeating that protocol for question 3. Questions 2 and 4 can then be assigned as homework.

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