In this lesson students will be introduced to parts of a quadratic function on a graph. The teacher will have a discussion with students about quadratic functions and the different methods that will be used in this unit to solve quadratic equations. The teacher will introduce a vocabulary foldable.
Solving Quadratics by Factoring
This is a way for students to review trinomial factoring. They will create a foldable to help organize their thinking and use it to recall process steps in factoring. This foldable can be used as a guide throughout the unit.
Day 2 Guided Practice/Independent Practice
Solving Quadratics by Graphing
This lesson is a three step process. The student will compare factoring, graphing the function without a calculator and finally graphing the function with a graphing calculator to check their work. The teacher will guide the students through notes and then assign independent practice.
Day 1 without using a Calculator – Guided Practice & Independent Practice
Day 2 with a calculator – Same Guided Practice & Independent Practice w/cal.
Solving Quadratics by Completing the Square
In this lesson, the teacher will lead the student through a series of steps that explains the process for solving quadratics by completing the square. The teacher will guide the students through several examples and then the student will work on several problems independently.
Solving Quadratics by the Quadratic Formula
This lesson will show the student how to use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations by using the standard form of a quadratic equation. The teacher will guide the students through notes and then assign independent practice.
Putting It All Together
This lesson is a lab activity that allows students to solve one quadratic equation with all methods. The students will be asked a series of questions concerning their methods of solutions.