I decided that a card sort was the perfect method to introduce my Algebra 2 students to the vertex form of a quadratic. My sweet husband even offered to create the card sort for me. He’s currently in grad school, and I think he misses creating classroom activities. Students are given cards featuring six graphs …

# Quadratics

I created this factoring quadratics foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I had to make a lot of compromises with this topic that made me sad. But, I just didn’t have the time I usually have for this topic. This was mainly due to losing a large amount of …

I’m here today to share some Roots Solutions Zeros X-Intercepts Posters. Yes, that is a mouthful. Yesterday, I started doing some serious planning for teaching Algebra 2 in less than a month! I’m at a new school that has adopted new textbooks, and I’m not exactly the biggest fan of the chosen Algebra 2 book. …

I wasn’t quite sure what to blog about today, so I started looking through my drafts folder in Blogger. I ran across this post on a question stack I created for factoring trinomials during Algebra 1’s unit on polynomials. I first blogged about this activity in November of 2015. Here’s the link to my original …

I decided to put together a set of step-by-step directions for factoring polynomials using the box method. When I posted my interactive notebook pages for our Algebra 1 unit on Polynomials, I said that I was going to post step-by-step photographs of how to use the box method to factor polynomials. Here’s that post. Begin …

I always have my Algebra 1 students look for patterns before we begin factoring polynomials. Free Download of Looking for Patterns in Factoring Quadratics

After the success of using a quadratic formula template in my quadratic formula foldable, I decided to create a quadratic formula dry erase template for my students to use throughout the rest of the quadratics unit. My first attempt at creating a quadratic formula dry erase template was rather simple. I created these to help …

I’ve found that students really struggle when setting up quadratic formula problems. I created this quadratic formula foldable to help students learn to properly set up their working. Students are given a quadratic formula template to help organize their work. I inserted the template into a quick booklet foldable with two example quadratic formula problems …

One of my favorite homework assignments of the year is this Quadratic Formula Memory Assignment that I assign my Algebra 2 students every year. Students have to recite the quadratic formula from memory to one teacher, one family member, and one additional person of their choosing. The assignment features the quadratic formula written out in …

Today I want to share with you a factoring quadratics question stack activity that I created for my Algebra 2 students. This year, we got off to a very rough start with factoring polynomials in Algebra 2. I had the brilliant idea that I would show my students how to factor using algebra tiles before …