This Differentiated Mystery Picture Color Activity: Solve Unfactorable Quadratic Equations is a fun worksheet that unlocks a secret picture once students complete the problems! Every correct answer provides a clue to color the grid and reveal a mystery image. There are more clues than there are problems, so students must solve ALL problems to determine which clues are the correct clues.
Space is provided for students to show work, because I like to see my students work :) and have opportunities for feedback.
Skill: Students will solve unfactorable quadratic equations by using either the quadratic formula or the "complete the square" method. There are 2 problems where the equations can indeed by factored.
Differentiation: The activity is tiered into 2 levels of difficulty. Perfect for the inclusive classroom! Both tiers of difficulty result in the same picture. The harder set has 21 problems and is marked with a star, the easier set has 15 problems and is marked with a smiley face.
Common Core Standard:
CCSS.HSA.REI.B.4 Solve quadratic equations in one variable.
Answer key included.
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