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Lesson 11: Intercepts, Solutions, and Factors
Course Topic(s): Developmental Math | Quadratics
The lesson begins with a situation where the height of a pop fly in baseball is modeled using a quadratic equation. This motivates an inquiry into finding a method for obtaining solutions beyond the (a(x-p)^2 = q) case, to the general quadratic (ax^2 + bx + c = 0). Using factoring and the zero product principle is then presented as a method for solving quadratic equations. Area application problems are covered and at the end of the lesson a method for finding a quadratic equation when given the solutions is presented.
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Creator(s): Bruce Yoshiwara (Pierce College) and Kathy Yoshiwara (Pierce College)
This resource was cataloged by Bohdan RhodehamelPublisher:
Developmental Mathematics Collection
Resource copyright: CC BY-NC-SA
This review was published on December 12, 2011
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