Do your students dread quadratics? Do they tell you how difficult it is to understand the Algebra, let alone the graphing? After years of watching my students struggle, I finally put together these interactive, guided notes. And I don't mind telling you, I think this is one of my best Units!
Not only did I include leveled examples that are clear and easy for struggling learners, I also included plently of front-loading, concept building, and even some of my best short-cuts and tricks.
Let my experience make your job easier...try these notes with your remediation classes, Algebra A/B classes, or even with reluctant freshman such as mine. Guided notes allow students to engage more with the lesson, because they aren't having to write everything down, and it allows much more time for teaching, and discussion. They work for my students and they will work for yours too.
This unit includes 27 pages on the following topics:
* Graphing quadratics from a table and identifying the domain and range
* Recognizing the y-intercept from the function rule
* Recognizing the parent graph pattern from the function rule
* Graphing quadratics with no b-term from the y-int. and the parent graph pattern
* Comparing the shape and orientation of graphs and quadratic functions
* Finding the axis of symmetry
* Finding the vertex
* Graphing a parabola with a b term
* Applying the vertex formula to "projectile" problems
* Graphing quadratic inequalities
* Finding "roots" by square root method
* Zero product property
* Finding solutions or x-intercepts by factoring
* Completing the Square
* Demonstration on deriving the Quadratic Formula
* Using the Quadratic Formula
* Application of Quadratic Formula
* Side-by-side comparison of methods for finding x-intercepts
* Understanding and using the Discriminate
* 1-page review of quadratics
* Also includes my 30x30 multiplication chart and my factor families chart to help struggling students with the factoring and the simplifying of radicals.
These notes are designed to foster the maximum amount of understanding in the shortest amount of time. Even if you choose not to use guided notes with your students, this product can save you hours of planning, sequencing, and hunting for just the right examples. Invaluable if you are a new teacher, or just taking on the challenge of teaching Algebra to struggling learners.
The notes are numbered from 162 forward, because they are meant to follow my Unit 9 Guided Presentation Notes on Radicals (also available in my TpT store). The front page has the CA state standards listed so you can see the way they look for my students, however, you could cover them with your state's standards or just cover them up completely.
And of course the key is included. Remember, the key shows the way I fill in the notes with my students. You may choose to show the work differently of course.