Quadratic Equation Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Do your students know the fundamentals of quadratic equations? Two video lesson provide an overview and ample opportunities for beginning-level practice. Our related lessons and extensions allow for more advanced study of this topic.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'quadratic equation'
  • graph quadratic equations
  • use factoring to solve quadratic equations

Length

  • 45 minutes to 1 hour

Materials

  • Graph paper

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.LE.A.2

Construct linear and exponential functions, including arithmetic and geometric sequences, given a graph, a description of a relationship, or two input-output pairs (include reading these from a table).

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.LE.A.3

Observe using graphs and tables that a quantity increasing exponentially eventually exceeds a quantity increasing linearly, quadratically, or (more generally) as a polynomial function.

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