Topic Quadratic Equations
Subject Algebra
Grades 8th
Overview: Students use a motion detector and create simple computer models using STELLA® software to produce quadratic patterns.  The lessons implemented were based on work in Diana Fisher’s book, Lessons in Mathematics: A Dynamic Approach.
ST Concepts & Habits Concepts:

  • Interdependencies
  • Change over time
ST Tools
  • Behavior-over-time graphs
  • Computer models
Standards Solve quadratic equations (using the quadratic formula).
Solve quadratic equations for real and imaginary solutions using various strategies.

Implemented by: Wayne Thornes and Mickey Celentano

Submitted by: Anne LaVigne

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