The Zero Product Property

Zero in on your pupils' understanding of solving quadratic equations. Spend time developing the purpose of the zero product property so that young mathematicians understand why the equations should be set equal to zero and how that relates to the solutions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use more examples of equations set equal to numbers other than zero and allow class members to guess and check for the solution
  • Provide the resource as an introduction to zero product property and finding solutions to quadratic equations
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be proficient at factoring quadratic expressions and multiplying binomials
  • The fifth installment in a 26-part series
Pros

  • Time is spent developing an understanding of the zero product property before it is used
  • Handouts, keys, and a detailed teacher guide are included
  • An opener and exit ticket are provided
Cons

  • None