Mental Math Challenges: Developing Speed and Accuracy

1st - 2nd

In these mental math worksheets, students complete an addition tapestry square and use the answer key to color in the grid. Students then complete a timed one hundred question subtraction worksheet.

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Notes to Quadratic Equations

In this quadratic equations activity, learners read notes about graphing, factoring, square roots, completing the square, and the quadratic formula. Students read 2 1/2 pages of notes.

Completing the Square

Students explore problem solving through completing the square of a number. After a teacher demonstration, students solve squares of problems by beginning with simple squares and then culminating in solving a squared polynomial. They work on the board and at their desks to solve quadratic equations. In pairs, students complete worksheets.

Application of Completing the Square

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.

Homeschool Learning Network: More Quadratic Factoring

In this quadratic factoring worksheet, learners solve 11 short answer problems. Students factor quadratics and solve quadratic equations by completing the square

Area of the Missing Square

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.

Equations and Inequalities

For 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.

Completing the Square

In this polynomial activity, students complete the square of a given problem. Explanations and examples are provided. This two-page activity contains ten problems.

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

"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.

Solving Quadratic Equations by Square Roots

Introducing square roots into the quadratic equation mix, Sal takes care to address the ways viewers might go about solving the problems, both correctly and incorrectly. The video is an integral step in not only Sal's algebra series, but also in a developing math education.

How Do You Solve a Quadratic Equation by Completing the Square?

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.

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