This collection of 12 free and fun quadratic formula activities will help take away the dread of teaching students the quadratic formula. This resource collection focuses on activities for introducing, practicing, and memorizing the quadratic formula.

## Activities for Introducing the Quadratic Formula

Looking for a creative way to introduce your students to the concept of the quadratic formula? Check out these activities that can be used to introduce your students to this famous mathematical formula.

What will your students think when you pass out this fake IRS tax form which is actually the quadratic formula in disguise??

When you show them the actual quadratic formula, they might actually thank you instead of being terrified.

Back when I did interactive notebooks with my Algebra 2 students, I created a fun quadratic formula tangram puzzle for students to put together in order to discover the quadratic formula for the first time.

### Illustrating the Quadratic Formula with the Desmos Scientific Calculator

Mark Kaercher offers a helpful illustration of how the Desmos Scientific Calculator can be used to illustrate solving problems involving the quadratic formula.

## Activities for Practicing the Quadratic Formula

These quadratic formula practice activities are sure to make class fun while practicing the quadratic formula.

### Quadratic Formula Dry Erase Template

This can easily be slid into a dry erase pocket or heavy duty sheet protector and used again and again!

Andy Lutwyche shares an excellent Quadratic Formula Faded Worksheet where students work through a series of problems where different information is given each time. Sometimes students are given the equation and asked to find the solutions. Other times, they are given the quadratic formula and asked to figure out what the original equation was.

This worksheet has excellent scaffolding, and I’m really impressed with how it is set up. It is a free download from TES.

### Quadratic Formula Cut and Paste Activity

Katrina Newell offers a quadratic formula cut and paste activity as a free download on her blog. Students have to cut and paste the intermediate quadratic formula step as well as the final solution next to each quadratic equation.