You are on page 1of 3

Graphic Organizer: Concept Map

Directions: Complete this concept map regarding the methods we used to solve quadratic eqautions. You will use the following webbased resources and/or your class notes to fill in the bubbles with appropriate answers:
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSA/REI/
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvquad.htm
http://www.lessonpaths.com/learn/i/methods-of-solving-quadratics/solve-a-quadratic-equation-using-inspection
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/quadratics/quadratics-square-root/a/solving-quadratic-equations-by-takingsquare-roots
http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algtrig/ate3/quadformula.htm
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/quadratics/solving-quadratics-by-completing-the-square/a/solving-quadraticequations-by-completing-the-square
Concept maps are a fantastic way to review what weve learned thus far and will act as valuable supplementary material when you are
studying for exams. The first five levels of the concept map consists of the five strategies that we learned to use when solving
quadratic equations. You will then explore the above websites and write three facts that you found interesting or useful for each
method. No images or video clips are required as part of evidence, but you may certainly include them if you wish. You can work with
one other student on this assignment; however, each of you must turn in your own separate concept map. The due date for this
assignment is two days. Have fun! (A sample and rubric are provided in the next few pages.)

Info

Info

Info

Info

Info

Category

Info

Info

Category

Category

Info
Info

Topic

Info
Info

Info

Category
Category

Info

Info

Info

The equation must


first be in factored
form to proceed with
the steps.

Can check
our work
by plugging
the
answers
back in.

A perfect
square is
needed to
solve the
equation.

Do not forget the


negative case.

Parabolas gives 2
solutions.
When taking the
square root, there
are 2 answers.

Inspection

Factoring

Solving Quadratic Equations


CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.REI.B.4.B

The Zero Factor Property states


that 0 x anything is always 0.

The original equation


must be set equal to 0.

This is the go-to


approach to apply
when solving quadratic
equations because it
always works.

Quadratic
Formula

The formula can be


derived by using the
method of completing
the square.

Completing
the Square

If there isnt a perfect


square, we can
create one through
algebraic operations.

Square
Roots

is a sign
that
represents
both the
positive
and
negative.

Key strategy
is to prepare
the equation
to be able to
square root.

Any kind of
quadratic equation
can be solved with
this method.

Can combine with other


strategies to solve various
problems.

Rubric
5

Student displays understanding


of the overall purpose of the
assignment based on the level
of his or her finished work.

High level of understanding


and mastery of the assignment.

Good level of understanding


and quality of work.

Low level of understanding;


submitted work is lacking.

It is evident that the student


thoroughly read through each
web-based resource by
examining his or her answers.

Answers are all clear and


precise.

Evident that the student read


through the material.

Difficult to comprehend the


given answers.

All five strategies are correctly


identified on the concept map.

All five strategies correctly


identified.

One or two missing/incorrect


strategies.

Many incorrect or missing


strategies.

Each method for solving


quadratic equations contains
three facts obtained directly
from the given websites or
from notes taken in class.

All answers were derived from


the web-based resources or
class notes.

Most answers were obtained


from the websites and class
notes.

Very few answers were from


the provided resources.

The assignment is completed


and turned in on time.

Turned in before or on the due


date.

One or two days late.

Several days late.