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Exploring Complex Roots

Activity Overview

In this activity, you will explore the relationship between the complex roots of a quadratic equation and the related parabola's graph. Open the file CollegeAlg_ComplexRoots.tns on your TI-Nspire handheld device to work through the activity.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF document and look over the information on the first page. Download and distribute the attached TI-Nspire document (.tns file) and student worksheet for use during the activity.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.