Solve quadratics by factoring - varied

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SWBAT solve quadratic equations by factoring.

Big Idea

Get students to be fluent in solving quadratic equations by factoring by providing them with a variety of examples.


10 minutes

Each day, students complete a Warmup that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material.  Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts. I often use a "mixtape" approach that pushes the kids to see/review multiple types of problems - the cumulative effect of which can be really powerful.

This unit moves fairly quickly, and so the warm-up questions are useful times to review and consolidate student understanding.

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Homework 154 gives students a number of different formats in which to demonstrate their understanding of solving quadratic equations by factoring.