I bet a lot will be relieved to know that we have pushed the Solving Quadratics unit exam back to Wednesday, Dec. 5th! This gives you another couple of days to make sure you know the material in order to do well on the test.
In other news, we looked yet again at how to choose the best method for solving quadratic equations. What works for one equation may not work for another, so we have to go on a case by case basis. The list below summarizes the pros and cons of each:
- The square root property will only work if there’s no “x” term.
- Not all quadratics are capable of being factored.
- For graphing to work, the roots need to be pretty.
- The quadratic formula always works but is very tedious.
Have a wonderful weekend and good luck on the English 1 STAAR test if you are taking it Monday!