In this activity, students solve quadratics by factoring. Students work in groups of 2-4. Each student has a different set of 8 quadratics to factor, but each of their answers will match one of the answers from another student. For example, the roots for Student B will match one root from Student A and one root from Student C. If students get different answers, they can swap papers to see if they can figure out the mistake. This lets each student check their work and support each other, while giving them all the motivation to complete each problem!
Just print and share! This works great as a collaborative classwork activity. It's designed for a group of four. However, if groups of four are too much feel free to stick with pairs (Student A and B) so at least one root matches. Alternatively, you can give every student the same handout (e.g. Student A).
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