Some Secondary Curriculum Content Analysis Questions
1.How are the concepts: indeterminate, variable, polynomial and polynomial function defined in current secondary textbooks and are these workable definitions?

For example, using some given definitions of polynomial and polynomial
function (say defined over the real numbers), is it straightforward to show:

x1 is not a polynomial

2x is not a polynomial function

2.How is the arithmetic of polynomials motivated, defined and studied?

3.What are the mathematical justifications for studying polynomials and how is the study of polynomials integrated into other areas of

4.What applications of (higher degree) polynomials are considered in high school materials?