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QLD (Nspire): Building Rules
by Texas Instruments

Published on December 17, 2015

Objectives

Find the equation of a quadratic given sufficient information (ACMMM009)

Vocabulary

Polynomial, degree of polynomial, quadratic, difference table

About the Lesson

Mathematicians are often valued for their ability to solve problems efficiently and effectively, it is therefore important that students are able to use multiple of strategies to solve a single problem. Students are presented with a block pattern that can be built using a slider. Students use numerical techniques and difference tables to build a solution, followed by graphical and algebraic methods. Finally, students are provided with visual clues which allow them to produce a rule immediately, very efficient. Try it!