Chapter 10: Graphing and Solving Quadratic Equations
This chapter dives right into how to graph parabolas represented by various types of quadratic equations and tours through the key parts of parabolas and what they look like graphically. From here you will learn how to solve quadratic equations graphically by understanding x-intercepts. Then you are off to the land of solving quadratic equations using the square root and factoring techniques – so massively crucial for your math future! Word problems are interspersed throughout. You will then learn to complete the square of a polynomial before learning how to solve any quadratic equation using the quadratic formula. The chapter comes to a soft landing when you master the discriminant to determine how many solutions a quadratic equation will have. Dig into this fantastically logical journey!