Introduce the concept of completing the square and present to a learning how to recognize if a quadratic equation can/should be solved by completing the square.
Demonstrate how to complete the square to write a perfect square trinomial (ex. Find the vale of c that makes x^{2} + 8 + c a perfect square trinomial).
Demonstrate how to solve quadratic equations by completing the square, presenting examples where a = 1 and a ≠ 1.
This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how to solve for quadratic equations by completing the square.
This video introduces the concept of completing the square.
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This video demonstrates how to complete the square when a does not equal 1.
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This video demonstrates how to complete the square on three different example problems.
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