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Determine the most efficient method for solving a quadratic equation by looking at its features

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-REI.B.4b http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSA/REI/B/4/b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7
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Big Ideas: Determine the most efficient method for solving a quadratic equation. Recognize when equations can not be easily solved by graphing, factoring, or completing the square. In this lesson, students will examine/explore various quadratic equations in order to determine which method would be the most efficient to use in solving. Students may choose from graphing, factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula. Students will explore the values of x in the context of the problem to determine the validity of the solutions. Vocabulary: graphing, factoring, completing the square, quadratic formula Special Materials: Graph paper Ruler
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