Completing the Square (part 2)

Give classes confidence in completing the square with a resource that develops the process of completing the square of more complex problems, including fractions and values greater than one. It then uses quadratic modeling for profit and revenue questions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Begin with a review of the simplest completing-the-square problems and build up to the more complex examples
Classroom Considerations

  • Multiple days may be necessary for this lesson depending on the level of learners
  • Provide practice with fractions before beginning to prepare for the lesson
  • Thirteenth module in a 26-part series
Pros

  • All handouts, keys, and a detailed teacher guide are included
Cons

  • Application questions do not make use of the completing the square concept that is the focus of the lesson