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This product has 60 quadratic equations, each in a calculation box. For question, the students must determine:

1. Value of “a” (x^2 term coefficient)
2. Value of “b” (x term coefficient)
3. Value of “c” (constant value)
4. Determinant (b2 – 4ac)
5. Best method to use to solve the quadratic equation (quadratic formula OR factoring)

When parts 1 – 4 are determined, then part 5 can be easily determined or decided. When the students pick the correct method, they must then use this method to solve the equation.

The aim of this worksheet is to help students determine which method is most suitable. Bascially:

If the determinant is the perfect square of a number (integer), then the factoring method should be used. However, if the determinant is not the perfect square of a number, then the quadratic formula should be used.

The format of this worksheet and the large number of questions provide so many ways that this worksheet can be used:

• The calculation tables / blocks can be used as individual task cards.

• If the determinant’s square root is a whole number, the same question can be given each to two students to solve using each method: students can compare and self – check.

• Work stations can be created, with 3, 6, 9, 12 etc. questions per station.

• To highlight the significance of the determinant.

• As general practice, introduction to determinants or an overall review.

• As homework, a handout or a worksheet.

• GAME: Print multiple copies of the questions, cut individual questions and place into a container or box. Organize students in groups of 2 or 3 – each group must take one from the box and solve it, then present it to the teacher. If correct, that group receive a point. First group to 10 points (or 5 or 8 points) wins.

Answer to ALL questions are included. Solutions to the 60 quadratic equations are given in a table format to easily check students' work.

I hope you find this product very useful and it helps your students learn as it has done mine, as well as lowering your workload. Please check out the product's pictures and preview to get a better idea of the format and layout of the product. If there are any questions, please feel free to send me a message, and I'll reply as soon as I possibly can.

This product purchase is for single teacher use only, and may not be shared among teaching colleagues, either in your own school workplace or other teachers in different schools or districts. One must purchase the appropriate number of licenses in order to do so. It is also not allowed to display the material in this product on any other website without the express permission of the author.

Total Pages
42 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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