Completing the Square

This Completing the Square assessment also includes:

Learners review how to use the completing-the-square method to identify maximum and minimum values of a quadratic function by watching a video. They see how the vertex form relates to the extreme values of a quadratic function, and use this knowledge to complete a worksheet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource as an intervention tool
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have some prior knowledge regarding the graphs of quadratic functions
  • Note that the resource is intended as a review, but it could easily by modified for an introductory lesson
Pros

  • Includes QR code link to a tutorial video
  • Answer key offers complete solutions for the worksheet
Cons

  • Almost all problems have trinomials with a = 1; little variation in presentation