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Ch 29: SAT Math - Quadratic Equations: Tutoring Solution

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The SAT Math - Quadratic Equations chapter of this SAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about quadratic equations. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach the mathematical operations associated with quadratic equations that are required in a typical SAT prep course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other SAT preparation work.
  • Identify the quadratic equations concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our SAT Prep Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn quadratic equations and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding how to solve quadratics, multiply binomials, complete the square or any other quadratic equations topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their math learning
  • Prefer learning math visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their quadratic equations unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their SAT preparations
  • Don't have access to their math teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning quadratic equations simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live SAT math tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn quadratic equations on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Learn how to solve quadratics not in standard form.
  • Review the process of solving a quadratic equation using the quadratic formula.
  • Study the steps for solving a quadratic equation by factoring.
  • Understand how to factor quadratic equations with a non-1 leading coefficient and FOIL in reverse.
  • Examine the process of multiplying binomials using FOIL and the area method.
  • Demonstrate the steps involved in adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials.
  • Exhibit an ability to complete the square.

10 Lessons in Chapter 29: SAT Math - Quadratic Equations: Tutoring Solution
How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form

1. How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form

It isn't always the case that your equation will be set up nicely for you to solve. In this lesson, learn how to factor or use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations, even when they are not in standard form.

How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

2. How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

When solving a quadratic equation by factoring doesn't work, the quadratic formula is here to save the day. Learn what it is and how to use it in this lesson.

How to Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring

3. How to Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring

If your favorite video game, 'Furious Fowls,' gave you the quadratic equation for each shot you made, would you be able to solve the equation to make sure every one hit its target? If not, you will after watching this video!

Factoring Quadratic Equations: Polynomial Problems with a Non-1 Leading Coefficient

4. Factoring Quadratic Equations: Polynomial Problems with a Non-1 Leading Coefficient

Once you get good at factoring quadratics with 1x squared in the front of the expression, it's time to try ones with numbers other than 1. It will be the same general idea, but there are a few extra steps to learn. Do that here!

Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL and the Area Method

5. Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL and the Area Method

From the distributive property, to FOIL, to the area model, to happy faces and claws, there are many different ways to learn how to multiply binomials. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use all of them and get to pick which one you like the most.

Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL & the Area Method: Practice Problems

6. Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL & the Area Method: Practice Problems

There are a few mistakes that are easy to make when multiplying binomials with FOIL and also a few ways to complicate problems like this, so why not make sure you're brushed up on your skills? You'll also learn a shortcut and how to use the area method to multiply even bigger polynomials.

How to Add, Subtract and Multiply Polynomials

7. How to Add, Subtract and Multiply Polynomials

Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials are, basically, the same as adding, subtracting and multiplying numbers. They only difference is that we have a pesky variable to worry about, but this video will show you that's no problem, so no worries! This method has worked for many of my students, and I think it will work for you, too!

How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

8. How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

So, you know how to multiply binomials with the FOIL method, but can you do it backwards? That's exactly what factoring is, and it can be pretty tricky. Check out this lesson to learn a method that will allow you to factor quadratic trinomials with a leading coefficient of 1.

How to Complete the Square

9. How to Complete the Square

Completing the square can help you learn where the maximum or minimum of a parabola is. If you're running a business and trying to make some money, it might be a good idea to know how to do this! Find out what I'm talking about here.

Completing the Square Practice Problems

10. Completing the Square Practice Problems

Completing the square is one of the most confusing things you'll be asked to do in an algebra class. Once you get the general idea, it's best to get in there and actually do a few practice problems to make sure you understand the process. Do that here!

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