Scavenger Hunt {School/Home/Stations} - The Discriminant & The Quadratic Formula

Scavenger Hunt {School/Home/Stations} - The Discriminant & The Quadratic Formula
Scavenger Hunt {School/Home/Stations} - The Discriminant & The Quadratic Formula
Scavenger Hunt {School/Home/Stations} - The Discriminant & The Quadratic Formula
Scavenger Hunt {School/Home/Stations} - The Discriminant & The Quadratic Formula
Scavenger Hunt {School/Home/Stations} - The Discriminant & The Quadratic Formula
Scavenger Hunt {School/Home/Stations} - The Discriminant & The Quadratic Formula
Scavenger Hunt {School/Home/Stations} - The Discriminant & The Quadratic Formula
Scavenger Hunt {School/Home/Stations} - The Discriminant & The Quadratic Formula
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The Scavenger Hunt activity focuses on working with the "Discriminant and The Quadratic Formula".

There are 16 cards (with 16 questions) that focuses on these models:

☑ Solve Quadratic Equation Algebraically with 1 Rational Root

☑ Solve Quadratic Equation Algebraically with 2 Rational Roots

☑ Solve Quadratic Equation Algebraically with 2 Irrational Roots (Must simplify radicals in some cases and reduce common factor)

☑ Solve Quadratic Equation Algebraically with 2 Complex Roots (Must simplify "i") (Answers are in Radical Form)

☑ Use the Discriminant to determine if a given quadratic equation has 1 rational root, 2 rational roots, 2 irrational roots, and 2 complex roots

☑ Discriminant Real World Applications: use the discriminant to determine whether it is possible to reach a specific value or not.

☑ Quadratic Formula Applications: use the quadratic formula to answer questions about an application such as time of reaching the ground or even time of reaching a specific height. (Answers are in Decimal Form)

Students should feel comfortable with:

☑ Working with the quadratic formula

☑ Calculating the discriminant

☑ Simplifying radicals

☑ Number and type of roots based on the value of the discriminant

Please note:

☑ Solutions are all in radical form when solving by the quadratic formula

☑ Solutions of applications are in decimal forms (rounded to 2 decimal places)

☑ This is a great review of aspects of the quadratic formula and the discriminant. My Honors Algebra II students as well as My Algebra IIB students found it very helpful.

A suggested step-by-step answer key is included.

My kids loved this activity and found it beneficial. I liked that it gave them confident as they roamed around the classroom finding the solution to the quadratic equation. I used this activity after introducing the many different models of completing the squares. Hopefully yours will find it enjoyable and helpful as well :-) In some classes I ran this activity in class while in others I assigned it at home or in groups. In both cases, students LOVED it.

In Classroom Scavenger Hunt OPTION

In the classroom version, this activity will allow students to move around the room. There are 16 cards with 16 different problems assessing the understanding of The Discriminant and The Quadratic Formula.

♥ ♥ Please take a look at the preview to see what type of questions this product focuses on before purchasing. I truly hope that you find this product beneficial to your students. ♥ ♥

This activity maybe used as a review before an assessment on this concept. Students will feel better after this activity as they understand the concept better while working as a team.

How to play?

After you assign the first card, students will locate the card around the room and answer the question on the card. Then, after solving the question with their partner (or group or individually), student will find the answer as it is placed on another card around the room. Then, student will answer the question on that card repeating the process. Students will utilize the Scavenger Hunt Answer form to keep a record of their answers as well as their sequence. I will strongly encourage that student show work and attach it to the answer form.

I have attached a visual organizer of the findings which would help in checking out the sequence quickly. It is an "A"wesome card which could be given to every student. You may choose to print 1 per page or 4 per page. Both printing options are included in this product.

This activity is a great tool for differentiation. It could be used as a review before a quiz or a test on this topic, TASK CARDS, Cooperative Learning, ... et .. It is a great way of "Cooperative Learning". It also could be used as a formative assessment.

In addition to the Scavenger Hunt file, you'll find an answer form to be used by students as well as an answer key. Don't forget to check the preview.

At Home OR Stations Scavenger Hunt OPTION

This is a new strategy that I have been using in my classroom which allows for differentiation. I have included the scavenger hunt in a small size with an organizational bulletin and a small 'A'wesome Card. Students will simply take the scavenger hunt at home and do it instead of a homework or as an extra credit. Please visit the preview to see some pictures of the final product when completed with this option. My students have enjoyed this option and thought it was fun. I hope that your students will love it as well.

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Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems.
Identify zeros of polynomials when suitable factorizations are available, and use the zeros to construct a rough graph of the function defined by the polynomial.
Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients.
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