Lesson Plan: Solving Quadratic and Quadratic-Like Equations by Factoring Mathematics
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to solve quadratic and quadratic-like equations using factoring along with questions that involve quadratics at some point in the factorization.
Students will be able to
- solve a prefactored equation,
- solve simple quadratic equations by factoring,
- solve quadratic equations by factoring,
- solve other equations that involve factoring quadratics or taking the GCF as part of the solution,
- solve word problems and real-world problems that require factoring as a method for finding a solution,
- solve quadratic-like equations by factoring.
Students should already be familiar with
- factoring quadratics and trinomials, including perfect square trinomials and the difference of two squares,
- factoring by completing the square,
- writing algebraic expressions.
Students will not cover
- solving equations that do not require factoring,
- equations with more than one variable,
- square roots of rational numbers.