This Quadratic Word Problems TASK CARDS Differentiated Activity features 36 unique task cards that cover 4 themes:
1) Consecutive Integers
2) Geometric Figures (Pythagorean Theorem & Area of Rectangle)
3) Business Models
4) Projectile Motion
This activity can be used in small groups or individually. Place task cards in stations or keep students stationary and have them pass the cards around!
-Creating quadratic equations from word problems
-Solving quadratic equations and interpreting its meaning
-Identifying the vertex as a maximum or minimum and interpreting its meaning
-Interpreting the y-intercept
There are 3 tiers of differentiation: A, B, and C. A is the easiest set and C is the hardest set. Each set includes 12 problems covering the 4 themes. Teacher may also choose to instruct students to complete all 36 task cards!
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.MATH.HSA.CED.A.1 Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems.
CCSS.MATH.HSA.REI.B.4 Solve quadratic equations in one variable.
CCSS.MATH.HSA.REI.B.4.B Solve quadratic equations by inspection, taking square roots, completing the square, the quadratic formula and factoring, as appropriate to the initial form of the equation (limit to real number solutions).
Answer key included.
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This topic is also covered in:
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