I include Warm ups with a Rubric as part of my daily routine. My goal is to allow students to work on Math Practice 3 each day. Grouping students into homogeneous pairs provides an opportunity for appropriately differentiated math conversations. The Video Narrative specifically explains this lesson’s Warm Up- Complete the Square Day 2, which asks students to determine whether a quadratic equation has been solved properly.
I also use this time to correct and record the previous day's Homework.
In the previous lesson, Complete the Square Day 1, we were introduced to completing the square as a method of solving quadratic equations. In this lesson, we will extend this concept into quadratics with a leading coefficient that is not 1. This lesson consists of a Guided Practice. Like the previous lesson, we will associate these with the graphic solution (Math Practice 5). This lesson is very straight forward but I feel that this is an algebraic skill that they need to master.
I use an exit ticket each day as a quick formative assessment to judge the success of the lesson.
Today's Exit Ticket asks students to solve a quadratic equation by completing the square.
This Assignment is intended to help students master completing the square. I have also asked students to describe how they know whether a quadratic equation is going to have real or complex solutions (Math Practice 7). There are a variety of possible solutions here including look at a graph or stating whether it is factorable.
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