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Quadratic Formula

Published on 02/20/2013

Activity Overview

Students make connections between the visual ways to find zeros of a parabola and algebraic ways with an emphasis on the quadratic formula.

Key Steps

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    Students will utilize a program to calculate the two solutions to quadratic functions. They can also use the zero command after graphing an equation to determine the solutions.

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    Students will finally make the connection with the values for the discriminant, and how it is related to the type of solutions found for a quadratic function.