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Name: ___________________

Partners Name: ______________________

Solving Quadratic Equations Using Concept Maps


o There are four ways in which a quadratic equation can be solved:
1)
2)
3)
4)

Factoring
Quadratic Formula
Completing the Square
Graphically finding the roots & using a t-table

o For this project, you and your partner will create a digital concept map
demonstrating your knowledge of these four methods in detail. Then you
will use your concept map to solve your given quadratic equation, using
each method on a separate sheet of paper.
o You must show work for each method. When graphically finding the roots,
be sure to create a table of values using your graphing calculator, and display
that table on your answer key.
o When your concept map is finished, you must save your finished product to
the s drive, under the folders Ms.ODonnell ConceptMaps with the
first initial and last name of both partners in the group. For example, John
Smith and Sue Johnson would save their work as: J.Smith & S.Johnson
o On Day 2 of this activity, you will be presenting to another group on one of
the four methods, (you will choose at random) so be sure you are an expert
on your quadratic equation, for all four ways in which to find the roots.
o Check out the rubric below, so you know how you will be graded, notice
class participation does count, so be sure to use your in-class time wisely to
work on your project!

Objectives

4-5 points

2-3 points

Methods

All four
methods are
displayed in full
detail in a
visually
appealing and
organized way

The methods
are displayed,
but more
information is
required

1 point
Less than
three
methods are
shown on
the concept
map, and or
poor visuals
and
organization

0 points
No
Methods
are
displayed
correctly

Solution

All 4 solutions
are correct and
proper work is
shown for each
example

All 4 solutions
are correct,
but some not
all work is
shown

Not all
solutions are
correct

No correct
Solutions
and or no
work is
shown. NO
WORK=
NO
CREDIT!

Technology

Laptops and
graphing
calculators
were used
appropriately,
and a digital
concept map
was
successfully
created and
saved to the sdrive

Laptops and
graphing
calculators
were used
appropriately,
and a digital
concept map
was
successfully
created but
was not
saved to the
s-drive

Laptops/
graphing
calculators
were not
handled
properly and
concept map
was not
saved to the
s-drive

The
concept
map was
not
created
using
technology

Used class time


responsibly,
In-class
and diligently
Participation
worked with
partner till the
end of class

Worked in
class with
partner, but
was visibly of
task on more
than one
occasion

Spent most
of class not
working
appropriatel
y with
partner

Did not
use class
time to
work on
project.

__________/20
points