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- Solve quadratic equations by completing the square when the leading coefficient of the squared term is equal to 1.
- Solve quadratic equations by completing the square when the leading coefficient of the squared term is not equal to 1.
- Apply knowledge gained to find solutions to real-world problems that require the use of quadratic equations.

Through the use of varied media and tools, students will gain a working knowledge of Completing the Square. Students will also be able to judge under what circumstances "Completing the Square" is the appropriate method to use when solving a quadratic equation. Finally, students will demonstrate mastery of the content, by successfully applying the method in solving a real world example.

Tutorial

Solving quadratic equations by completing the square.

Practice your Completing the Square skills on IXL! Click the links below to work sample problems!

IXL - BB.6

IXL - BB.7

Source: IXL Math

Read over the attached PDF document. Jot down any information that you found important or that "stood out" to you. We will further discuss this problem in class.

**Think about this question ~**

**Is there a general formula that can be used to find the b term that is used to complete the square? **

**...sounds like an exit-slip to me!**

Source: Vikram Sivaraja