Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Solving Quadratic Functions Using the Quadratic Formula - Section 1: Warm Up


I think it is important to help students see the connection between deriving the Quadratic Formula by completing the square.  By using students' prior knowledge of completing the square, it is amazing to some students how the Quadratic Formula is formed.  Below is a video from Khan Academy modeling the proof:

  Importance of Deriving the Quadratic Formula by Completing the Square
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Importance of Deriving the Quadratic Formula by Completing the Square
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Solving Quadratic Functions Using the Quadratic Formula

Unit 8: Quadratic Functions
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT solve a Quadratic Equation using the Quadratic Formula with and without a calculator.

Big Idea: To be able to consistently get the correct solution(s) using the Quadratic Formula on Quadratic Equations or Applications through Practice and Verification.

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roots (Algebra), Math, quadratic formula, Quadratic Equations, x-intercepts, solution, Profit Problem, Collaborative Activity, calculator
  50 minutes
screen shot 2015 07 03 at 1 35 22 pm
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