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Quadratics Task Cards {Algebra 2}

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For this activity, students will practice finding the axis of symmetry, finding and interpreting the discriminant, finding the vertex, converting from standard to vertex form and vice versa. There are also a couple of word problems, where students have to first interpret the information given, then use it to write the equation in vertex form. {See preview for example questions #22/27/28}

Student answer sheet is included for students to be able to organize and show their work.

There are two sets of the exact same problem task cards, one with QR codes for students to self-check their answers, one set without. I usually do not allow students to check their answers until they have showed me that ALL of their problems are complete. Then I let them take out ONE phone/electronic device per group to check answers using the QR codes.

To use the task cards: Print out the task cards, multiple sets on different colored paper to keep the different sets easy to tell apart. Laminate them to keep them nice to use year to year. Another option is to not cut them out and put each page of 4 into a sheet protector to use that way.

For task cards, I will sometimes do them as a “scoot” activity, posting them on desks and having students move after a certain number of minutes. To differentiate this, I will have some students just do all the odd or even ones, but still move with the rest of the class from seat to seat, just completing every other problem. This differentiates it, but doesn’t isolate them from the activity.

If I don’t have a lot of time, I split up the task cards, giving each person in the group a certain number to have them work on, splitting it so that they have one problem from each topic. This lets them still work in a group, but every student is responsible for their own problems. When one person finishes, they can either help their partners or switch with another person in their group that is done and double check their answers to continue working.

Since 28 cards is a lot of cards for one person or group to do, I usually require them to get at least half of them done in 30 minutes if they are working in a group, or all 28 in one hour.
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