Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

MATH 1111 - College Algebra: 4.2 Graphing Polynomial Functions

4.2 Graphing Polynomial Functions

At the end of this section students will be able to:

  • Determine the end behavior of a polynomial function
  • Determine the behavior at zeros of the graph of a polynomial function
  • Sketch the graph of a polynomial function

Required Reading

3.1 Graphs of Polynomials

Stitz-Zeager College Algebra - pages 235-245

Practice Exercises

Stitz-Zeager College Algebra - pages 246

Answers to practice exercises can be found on pages 250-253.


Supplemental Resources

Graphs of Polynomial Functions (tutorial): West Texas A&M University Virtual Math Lab (College Algebra Tutorial 35)


Finding the End Behavior of a Polynomial Function:


Sketching the Graph of Polynomial Functions: