Discover how to solve quadratic equations that cannot be factored and then learn about parabolas. In this book, you first learn the method of Completing the Square and then the quadratic formula. You then learn how to graph a parabola by finding its vertex and intercepts. Near the end of the book, you will apply what you have learned about quadratics to analyze a variety of real-world scenarios. The final topic is an introduction to quadratic inequalities. This book builds on Algebra 1: Books 5 and 7 and Algebra 2: Book 1.
Topics in this book:
- Introduction To Quadratic Functions
- Factoring Review
- Review Radical Expressions
- The Imaginary Number
- Quadratic Equations
- Solving Quadratic Equations By Completing The Square
- Solving Quadratic Equations With The Quadratic Formula
- The Vertex Of A Parabola
- Graphing Parabolas
- Scenarios That Involve Quadratic Functions
- Graphing Quadratic Inequalities
- Cumulative Review
- Answer Key
If you are searching for an independent algebra program or a supplement to teach specific algebra concepts, Summit Math is worth your consideration. Using the guided discovery method, students make their own connections as they learn to master each scenario before moving on to the next. Each section builds on previous concepts already learned. The first half of the book incorporates the guided discovery approach, while the latter half uses extra practice sheets to improve understanding of the topics. Each section has an answer key. A placement test and pacing guide is provided for each level. The author states this is a complete program teaching typical topics in the Algebra I and II sequence while preparing students for standardized testing. If students feel they need extra instruction, a video subscription is available from the publisher. Free downloadable tests and a more detailed version of the answer key are also available at the publisher’s website.