This activity is designed to walk students through the entire process of Completing the Square. Students will use algebra tiles (or an interactive version online) to obtain a more concrete, visual understanding of Completing the Square and why it actually makes sense. The activity makes the process of completing the square no longer merely a procedural process that needs to be memorized. Through this activity, it instead becomes more like a puzzle that makes perfect sense.
-Teacher Resource Page with necessary prior knowledge, purpose and teaching suggestions (1 page)
-Brief explanation of Algebra Tiles and the pieces included (1 page)
- Student Worksheet that walks students through the process with strategic questioning. (5 pages)
-Answer Key (5 pages)
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