Monthly Archives: April 2011

Solving Quadratic Equations

Here I go again…talking equations. Must be the Libra in me!

As a follow-up to my last post, Simplifying Radical Expressions, this instructional piece transitions to quadratic equations in which simplifying radicals is necessary. Solving quadratic equations is the precursor to graphing quadratic equations and studying the nature of parabolas. This unit hinges on students bringing all of their knowledge of solving equations and factoring, while also acting as a springboard to understanding everything there is to know about parabolas.

The instructional piece below is intended to help you teach your students to solve quadratic equations. Inside the Word document are links to previously posted material that you may find helpful. The pdf version is there in case you’re unable to open the Word file. As always, I look forward to your comments, questions and suggestions. I also encourage you to post instructional strategies you have found successful in your classroom.

Solving Quadratic Equations Word File

Solving Quadratic Equations Pdf

Simplifying Radical Expressions Presentation

I posted a while back an instructional piece to help teach students how to simplifying radical expressions. Well, since then I have composed a Powerpoint presentation that you can use as an instructional resource. This is a lengthy presentation; however, it is quite comprehensive. Limited animations have been incorporated in order for you to be able to customize it for your instructional/learning needs. As always, please let me know if you feel an important concept/example has been omitted. I’d be happy to include it and repost. Feedback welcomed! 🙂

Simplifying Radical Expressions

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