This is a one-sided fill-in-the-blank notes page on the discriminant. The student begins by graphing on their calculator and then sketching a graph of 3 different quadratic equations and noting how many real solutions each has. Then they write down a few notes about the discriminant and how many solutions are possible when solving a quadratic equation.
Next, they go back and find the discriminant of the first 3 examples and take notes about how the discriminant of each relates to the number of real solutions that each equation had. Finally, three examples for guided practice are provided to check for understanding before moving on to the homework.
The second page provides the student with the opportunity to practice with their understanding of this new concept and then to color a tessellation. The first 6 questions ask the student to find the discriminant given a quadratic equation. The last 4 questions asks the student how many and what type of solutions each equation has. Key included.
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