This document has three worksheets, each with (the same) 40 quadratic equations.
The 40 equations are duplicated to make a total of 80 tasks per worksheet – each quadratic equation must be solved by factoring/grouping and/or by using the quadratic formula. There are thee activities, all explained in detail in the preview and complete product. A summary of each is given below:
Each question appears twice, once on a “Solve by factoring” card and again on a “Solve by quadratic formula” card. When each student solves their question, they look at the table of answers and discover their group name to find their partner.
For example, if one student solves “–17x^2 – 18x – 1 = 0” by factoring, they can then find the solutions on the table of solutions and see that they have the title of “Computer Geniuses”.
They ask, “Who is a Computer Genius?” The student who solved “–17x^2 – 18x – 1 = 0” by quadratic formula identifies themselves to create the team, thus confirming the question answer.
The students get a kick out of finding out who their partners are and what their team name is. This also encourages movement in the classroom, instead of merely sitting and listening.
Questions are numbered 1 – 40, are cut and placed in a box. This lets students work in pairs and swap their work. Each pair of kids gets 2 sets of cards each.
If a pair of students randomly pick questions 7 and 33. Student one can do Q.7 using the quadratic formula and student two can do Q.33 by factoring. They then swap cards, and now student one can do Q.33 by quadratic formula and student two can do Q.7 by factoring. They then confirm with each other what the correct solutions are. The are other ways this activity can be used, it depends which method a teacher prefers.
On pages 25 – 34, the 40 questions appear again. Each question appears twice, but randomly, like the first set on pages 2 – 11. In this format, space is allowed for the students to complete their calculations.
With the questions organised like this, they can be printed and put into boxes. The kids are organised into groups of 10 and each student can take out 8 random questions from the box, solve the question and then stick the worked-out question into their exercise books or folders.
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