Your students will be highly engaged as they work these 12 completing the square problems. In order to advance in the circuit, students must hunt for the factored form of their newly crafted perfect square trinomial. Great as a precursor to solving equations by completing the square, or as a precursor to writing parabolas in vertex form. Once you try a circuit, you and your students will be hooked!
Answers are embedded in the circuit so no key is included. The teacher needs to work the circuit ahead of his or her students to observe the unfolding of the idea, but that is all the prep that is needed.