Author:
Chrishele Hruska

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to use the quadratic formula to find the roots of a quadratic.

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to examine the determinant to find out how many solutions the quadratic will have.

Students will start by looking at the standard form of a quadratic and identifying coefficients. Students will use the quadratic formula and pay special attention to the determinant.

Tutorial

Interactive practice!

http://www.sparknotes.com/math/algebra1/quadratics/section1.rhtml

Students will use the quadratic formula and the discriminant to solve for the roots of quadratic equations.