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One of my favorite ways to help students to memorize the quadratic formula is to lead them in quadratic formula songs. Here are several different songs I have used with students in Algebra 2. Emily Freeman shared several versions of the quadratic formula song with me.  I already knew the Pop Goes the Weasel version …

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My Algebra 2 class created this discriminant foldable in their interactive notebooks after they had already memorized and practiced applying the quadratic formula. I instructed them to open their notebooks to page 72 and title the page “The Discriminant Is Our Friend!” Of course, a student asked me if I am racist.  Ahem.  The discriminant …

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I’m excited to introduce you to wax paper parabolas! This year, my Algebra 2 interactive notebooks are easily a hundred times better than last year’s Algebra 2 notebooks!  I’m serious.   Last year, I did a pretty good job with Algebra 1.  And, Algebra 2 sort of got the short end of the stick.   …

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Today I’m sharing a factoring flow chart that has been really helpful to my students. Factoring finally clicked for my college algebra students.  It was definitely a Hallelujah! moment.  The lowest grade on the factoring test was a 95.  I’m definitely not your typical math teacher.  When students ask for help during a test, I …

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