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Kate Sidlo

By the end of this tutorial students will be able to factor standard form quadratic equations where a = 1, using guess and check and following the pattern __ + __ = b and ___ * ___ = c.

Tutorial

1) Write title at the top of you page

2) Draw Cornell Line

3) Write all questions & answers

4) Write all examples

**FACTORED FORM**: Any quadratic equation in the form y = (x - a)(x - b)

**FACTORING**: To break up terms into smaller like terms (for this unit, to go from standard to factored form)

**LINE OF SYMMETRY**: The vertical line through the vertex, splits parabola into two mirror-image pieces

**QUADRATIC EQUATION:** A polynomial with a highest term of x^{2}

**PARABOLA:** A graph of a quadratic equation

**POLYNOMIAL**: Any finite set of terms with positive exponents being added, subtracted, or multiplied

**ROOTS/ZEROS**: The point or points where a parabola intersects the x-axis.

**STANDARD FORM**: Any quadratic equation in the form: y = ax^{2} + bx + c

**VERTEX**: The point on the graph where the parabola changes direction from positive to negative or negative to positive