Solving Quadratics

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Solving Quadratics

Form and Solve Quadratic Equations

Students learn how to form and solve quadratic equations from geometry problems.  Problems include finding the a...

Revising Completing the Square

Revision lesson for solving quadratic equations and identities  by completing the square.Learning progresses fro...

Revising Forming and Solving Quadratic Equations

Students revise how to solve a quadratic equation using the formula.  After sufficient practice solving a range ...

Revising Solving Complex Quadratics by Factorisation

Students revise how to solve a quadratic equation in the form ax2 + bx + c = 0 by factorisation.  As learning pr...

Revising Solving Quadratics by Factorisation

Students revise how to solve a quadratic equation in the form .x^2 + bc + c = 0 by factorisation.  As learning p...

Solving Quadratic Identities

Students learn how to solve quadratic identities by completing the square and equating terms. As learning progre...

Solving Complex Quadratics by Factorising

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to solve quadratics in the form ax2 + bx + c = 0 through factorisa...

Solving Quadratics by Factorising

Students learn to solve quadratic equations by factorising quadratic equations when the coefficient of x2 is one...

Sketching Quadratic Graphs

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to sketch quadratics by identifying the y intercept, roots and tur...

Using the Quadratic Formula to Solve Equations

In the development phase the teacher is provided with several examples to demonstrate solving equations using th...

Quadratic and Linear Simultaneous Equations

To solve a quadratic and linear equation simultaneously students first review the elimination method for two lin...

Completing the Square

The method of Completing the Square is introduced through recognising a need to solve a quadratic when it can no...

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Getting Ready for a New School Year

When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]

Mathematics OFSTED Inspection – The Deep Dive

Earlier this week, my school took part in a trial OFSTED inspection as part of getting ready for the new inspection framework in September 2019. This involved three Lead Inspectors visiting our school over the course of two days. The first day involved a 'deep dive' by each of the Lead Inspectors into Mathematics, English […]

How to Solve Quadratics by Factorising

The method of how to solve quadratics by factorising is now part of the foundational knowledge students aiming for higher exam grades are expected to have.   Here is an example of such a question. Solve x2 + 7x – 18 = 0 In my experience of teaching and marking exam papers students often struggle with […]