Unit Eight

Quadratic Equations

Unit Objective:
Solve quadratic equations by using the square root principle, factoring, or using the quadratic formula; complete the square.

*All assignments are in Basic Technical Mathematics With Calculus 7th edition by Allyn J. Washington, 2000.

Method of Evaluation:
The unit test will be a pencil and paper quiz taken at your class site. The test will be administered by the instructor or by a proctor. Please see the course schedule for the exact time and date of the unit test.

Objective One
Recognize quadratic equations and solve by factoring using the zero principle .

Objective Two
Be able to solve quadratics by completing the square, using square root principle.

Objective Three
Be able to use the quadratic formula to solve any quadratic.

Objective Four
Use the discriminant to determine the character of the roots to a quadratic.


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