Complete the square algebraically to rewrite a quadratic expression.
- Students will obtain the vertex form of a quadratic expression by completing the square.
- Vertex form of a quadratic expression
- Completing the square
- Monic (polynomial with leading coefficient of 1)
About the Lesson
This lesson involves walking students through completing the square algebraically to rewrite a quadratic expression. Question 2 of the TI-Nspire document may be used to give students additional practice in completing the square of quadratic expressions. As a result, students will be able to complete the square of any given quadratic expression.