My Algebra 2 class is largely student-paced through Desmos Activity Builder. Before starting polynomials, we did a small unit on solving quadratics. Below is a collection of Desmos activities I created for my quadratics unit and the start of my polynomial unit. A lot of these Desmos activities are created using CPM curriculum.
Quadratic Formula: Students review and practice using the quadratic formula (song included)
Using Roots to Create Quadratic Equations: Students learn how to use roots to create a quadratic equation.
Interactive: Using Roots to Create Quadratic Equations: Practice using roots to write quadratic equations by flying angry birds, catching Pokemon, and going scuba diving!
Projectile Motion – Quadratic Application: Students learn to apply their knowledge of quadratics for projectile motion problems.
Polygraph Polynomials (Jim Baumgart) – Started off playing polygraph to see what vocabulary they could apply before starting the unit.
What is your end behavior? : Students explore the beginning and end behavior of polynomials.
Graphing Polynomials: Students learn how to graph polynomials by using their roots and dilation/compression.
Match my Polynomial: Coaster Edition (Interactive): Match my polynomial – Roller-coaster edition. Students practice writing equations of polynomials with an added bonus 🙂