You will solve quadratic equations in one variable by completing the square.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
The quadratic formula, the formula for a circle, formula for an ellipse, or even the extreme values of a polynomial can all be found by completing the square. This technique from elementary algebra is powerful and elegant.
|Approximate Time||30 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to find square roots of integers and algebraic expressions; identify perfect squares, the parts of a polynomial, and quadratic polynomials; define/solve linear equations; write polynomials in standard form; and multiply polynomials.|
|Type of Tutorial||Procedural Development|
|Key Vocabulary||complete the square, complete the square to solve quadratic equations, perfect square|