SOL 
A.4c  The student will solve multistep linear and quadratic equations in two variables, including solving quadratic equations algebraically and graphically.

Chicken Coop
Barry has 20 m wire mesh. He would like to enclose as large as possible a rectangular a chicken coop using a barn wall as one of the sides. What values for the length and width will give him the largest area?

Find the roots
In the quadractic equation ax^{2} + bx + c = 0, slide the values of a, b and c and observe the roots of the quadractic.


Common Core Standards 
ASSE.3a 
ACED.1 
AREI.4a 
AREI.4b 
FIF.8a 

Warmup 
 ExamView Quiz: Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials

Lessons 
 Notes: Zero
Product Property (ppt)
 Activity:
Project Graduation Solving Graphically (doc) 
(pdf)
 Activity:
Project Graduation Quadratic Matching Cards (doc)
 (pdf)

Videos 
 Video: PH Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

Explore Learning 
 Roots of a Quadratic: Find the root of a quadratic using its graph or the quadratic formula. Explore the graph of the roots and the point of symmetry in the complex plane. Compare the axis of symmetry and graph of the quadratic in the real plane.

Geogebra 

Internet
Sites 
 Interactive
Notes: Solving Quadratic Equations  lessons
and practice problems from Regentsprep.org
 Interactive:
Solving Quadratic Equations SelfTest 
notes and twelve practice problems at math.uww.edu

Tasks 

Homework 
 Solve Quadratics
by Factoring (doc) 
(pdf)
 Glencoe PWS Solving
Quadratics by Factoring (pdf)
 Glencoe SG Solving
Quadratics by Factoring
(pdf)
 Glencoe PWS Solving
Quadratics by Graphing
(pdf)
 Glencoe SG Solving
Quadratics by Graphing
(pdf)

Journal 

Factoring: State the different methods of factoring
to try when factoring a binomial and a trinomial. Give a table/example
of each method.
 Graphing Quadratics: Draw an example of each type of situation
that may occur when using graphing to find the solutions of a
quadratic equation. Identify the number of real roots of the
quadratic function in each situation.

Study Guide 
 ExamView Quiz: Solving Quadratic Equations
 Prentice Hall Quiz

Other 
