Factored Form of a Quadratic Function

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Build upon linear functions to learn about quadratics. The lesson introduces the concept of zeros for quadratic functions and makes the connection to the linear factors of the function. It presents quadratics in both graphical and algebraic form to help pupils make connections between the two representations. Student Achievement Partners highlights how the lesson helps understand the concepts of the Common Core standards in its lesson review and annotations.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create quadratics to identify the zeros from and exchange them with others to work
  • Create a variety of problems that encompass the concepts learned in the lesson to have class members work individually
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be well versed with linear equations prior to beginning work on quadratics
Pros

  • Includes strategies for English learners
  • Station activities provide individuals more opportunities to work on the skills
Cons

  • None