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"The neat thing about completing the square is that it will always work," Sal explains, "no matter how crazy the problem is." A basic overview of how to complete the square, this video provides a good background for both beginning and advanced learners who are working on quadratics.
Solve quadratic equations by completing the square. The class watches demonstration videos and uses the free downloadable Geogebra applet to explore and solve quadratic equations. The lesson requires learners to use a two-column note format to keep track of their learning.
Completing the square is an effective way to solve a quadratic equation. Introduce your class to this technique and use this video to complement your lesson. This resource takes viewers through the process of completing the square, solving the quadratic equation , and checking answers, explaining each step along the way. A great resource.
The instructor discusses how to solve a quadratic equation by completing the square. The verbal explanation is fairly complete, but the writing of the steps is rather vague.
Challenge your class to complete word problems using algebra tiles about completing the square. Students complete 16 problems. Note: The answer key is not included.
The class applies their existing knowledge of perfect square quadratics to complete the square in a problem-solving context using dinner napkins. TI-Nspire calculator and application required.
This exciting video takes all of the mystery out of the quadratic formula. By watching this video, learners gain an deeper understanding of the quadratic formula and the process of completing the square. Sal shows a step-by-step proof of how to get to the quadratic formula. Truly an amazing result!
This is comprehensive lesson that considers many aspects of quadratic functions. It includes using factoring, completing the square and the use of the quadratic formula for finding the zeros of the function (including imaginary roots). It also reverses the whole process by looking at either different graphs of quadratic functions or zeros that are given and challenges the learner to derive the function. This lesson provides an excellent review for the second year algebra student or a multi-lesson unit for the more novice student.
Completing the square is an effective way to solve a quadratic equation. Introduce your class to this technique and use this video to complement your lesson. This resource takes viewers through the process of completing the square, solving the quadratic equation , and checking answers, explaining each step along the way. A great resource.
Starting with a quadratic equation in standard form, the instructor shows you how to rewrite the equation to vertex form. She shows step-by-step how to complete the square.
The quadratic equation x2,3,4x + 5 = 0 is solved by completing the square in this video. Two complex solutions are found and are checked in the original equation to verify that they are solutions.
In this completing the square worksheet, students 10 quadratic equations.  Students complete the square in order to solve each quadratic equation with an a value equal to one.
For this equations worksheet, students solve ten quadratic equations by completing the square.  Two of the equations have leading coefficient not equal to one.
In this quadratic equations worksheet, students solve 10 quadratic equations by completing the square. In each of the problems, the leading coefficient is one, and the middle term coefficent is even, making for nice easy problems. 
In this equations and inequalities review worksheet, 11th graders solve and complete 100 various types of problems. First, they solve each equation using the quadratic formula or completing the square. Then, students solve using matrices and Cramer's Rule. In addition, they write the equation of a various types of lines described.
In this quadratic factoring worksheet, students solve 11 short answer problems. Students factor quadratics and solve quadratic equations by completing the square
"Quadratic Chutes and Ladders" helps the class review how to solve quadratic equations using four different methods. They solve each equation by completing the square, using the quadratic formula, graphing, or factoring depending on the number rolled on dice. A fun way to review some difficult concepts.
Throught this subscription-based sight, learners explore different aspects of the parabola by changing equations from standard to vertex form. Next, find the general form of the vextex based on the values of a, b, and c, and investigate the minimum and maximum points of a real-world example. Students can gain further insight by looking closer at the process of completing the square. 
Solve equations by completing the square. The pupils factor quadratic equations and graph the parabola. They also identify the different terms in the equation and look for patterns.
Investigate quadratic functions in this TI algebra lesson. Learners complete the square and factor quadratics to find x. This assignment discusses the equation when x squared has a coefficient of one.

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