Saturday, November 9, 2013

Solving quadratics - what to do?

We are finishing up our unit on Characteristics of Quadratics.  Students are more comfortable with this unit ... they are beginning to see how the progression of learning since August fits together.  A few still struggle with domain and range.

The next unit, though, will be all algebraic solving ... the nitty gritty of factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula.  How do you engage students in the bare naked solving???

I'm looking for a hook ... I've got notes, examples, and oh my, worksheets!  BUT how do I revamp this unit?

Any ideas????

2 comments:

  1. Beth

    This may help a bit as you move toward the end after completing the square. I've had some luck with this document. This activity seems to help figure out how/where to use the various quadratic techniques.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/c12noh17xc6tdo6/In%20Class%20Activity%20Quadratics.doc
    Hope it helps (and hope the link works!)

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    1. Thank you! The link works :) I will certainly review it and see how I might be able to use it.

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