Goal 1: Simplify radical expressions as far as possible (111; emphasis on problems that do not have variables)
Goal 2: Tell whether a square root is rational or irrational (111 and 103)
Goal 3: Approximate square roots with a calculator (103, handout)
Required tasks/resources  Optional tasks/resources 
Video: Radical Basics (32 min)  Textbook pp.578  579 and 524  525 
Problem set: Square Root Practice handout  CoolMath Practice: Simplifying Radicals Cruncher 
Extension  Imaginary Numbers: http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.imag.num.html and http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/imaginarynumbers.html  
Extension  Fractional exponents: http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/exponentfractional.html 
Goal 4: Identify quadratic equations and functions; distinguish from linear and rational equations/functions (Most of chapter)
Goal 5: Graph quadratic functions of the form y = ax2 + c without making a table (10 – 1)
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Section DGI: Video: Graphing Quadratic Functions (33 min) with guided notes sheet  Textbook pp. 510  513 
Inclass activity: Graphing Quadratic Equations and Graphing Quadratic Equations by Hand  Extension activity: "101 Extended Exploration" handout 
Problem Set: 10  1  CoolMath Algebra Help: "Graphing Quadratics Lessons" > Use "Intro" and Parts 1, 3, and 4 for our class; the others are extensions 
Goal 6: Recognize that the intersection of two graphs represents a solution of both of their equations simultaneously (10 – 4; see also 7 – 1)
Goal 7: Solve quadratic equations using any of the following methods; choose an efficient method depending on the problem:
· Solve quadratic equations by graphing and then locating solutions (10 – 4)
· Solve quadratic equations by the square root method, aka "SADMEG" (10 – 4)
Required tasks/resources  Optional tasks/resources 
Class notes: Solving by Graphing and Solving by the Square Root Method  Textbook pp. 529  531 
Problem Set: 10  4  CoolMath Practice: Solving Quadratics by the Square Root 
· Solve quadratic equations by completing the square (10 – 6)
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Video: Completing the Square (18 min)  Textbook pp. 541  543 
Class notes: Completing the Square  Another video of Completing the Square 
Video: Completing the Square Part 2 (17 min)  
Problem Set: 10  6 
· Memorize the quadratic formula; solve quadratic equations by using the quadratic formula (10 – 7)
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Textbook pp. 547  550 
Video: Using the Quadratic Formula (22 min)  CoolMath Practice: The Quadratic Formula 
Problem Set: 10  7  
· Solve quadratic equations by factoring (10 – 5)
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Video: Solving by Factoring (22 min)  Textbook pp. 536  537 
Problem Set: 10  5  CoolMath Explanation: Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring 
Help sheet: Comparing the Five Solution Methods  CoolMath Practice: Solving Quadratics by Factoring 
Goal 8: Find the discriminant of a quadratic function; use it to determine the number of solutions to the equation and the number of xintercepts of the related function (10 – 8)
Required tasks/resources  Optional tasks/resources 
Video: The Discriminant (21 min)  Textbook pp. 554  555 
Problem Set: 10  8 
Optional Extension: Graph quadratic functions of the form y = ax2 + bx + c by determining the yintercept, xintercepts, line of symmetry, and vertex (10 – 2)
Tasks/resources 
Textbook pp. 517  519 
Problem Set 10  2 
Topic Summary
Required tasks/resources Problem Set: Chapter Test Assignment 

Optional tasks/resources
