Overcoming a Third Obstacle to Factoring— What If There Are No Real Number Solutions?

Time for pupils to use their imagination! Learners examine the relationship between a system with no real solution and its graph. They then verify their discoveries with algebra. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a graphic organizer to organize notes
  • Begin with graphs to explore the idea of a nonreal solution
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses concepts developed in the previous lessons in the series
Pros

  • Examples build on the background knowledge of pupils
  • Lesson includes opening and closing exercises with answer keys
Cons

  • None