In this fun, differentiated activity, students choose their ROLE, AUDIENCE, FORMAT, and TOPIC to show what they know about factoring polynomials using the GCF. Students get to be creative and silly while mastering the concepts.
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Solve quadratic equations by inspection (e.g., for 𝘹² = 49), taking square roots, completing the square, the quadratic formula and factoring, as appropriate to the initial form of the equation. Recognize when the quadratic formula gives complex solutions and write them as 𝘢 ± 𝘣𝘪 for real numbers 𝘢 and 𝘣.
Factor a quadratic expression to reveal the zeros of the function it defines.