QUADRATIC RELATIONS WEBSITE
but i misplaced it so here is my Factoring Thinking task!
Quadratics was a tough and easy unit at times. In the Quadratics unit, we learned about Vertex form, Factored form and Standard form. Vertex form was one of the hardest units for me. I had missed many days because of me going on a vacation, and learning about parts of a parabola and what they do was really confusing. After a while, I practiced and figured out what everything was. I learned what the a,h, and k values are and what they are responsible for. When it came to learning how to graph, it was really easy. Mapping notation was fairly easy and graphing transformations was too. By the end of unit 1, I knew how to graph a parabola, how to do mapping notation, and find the vertex using the vertex form. The next unit was factored form. At the start it was easy because we were factoring binomials. After that we got into more complex types of factoring which were hard at first but than were easier as we progressed forward. The different types of factoring were, simple trinomial, complex trinomial, common factor, factor by grouping, difference of squares, and perfect square. After learning these at the best of my ability, i was able to solve world problems. Factoring connects to graphing because you use the 3 point method to graph. First, you find the x intercepts, than the axis of symmetry, and finally the y value. Lastly, the last unit was Standard form which was a confusing unit. It was easy to complete the square which meant turning a standard form equation into a vertex form equation. Also, using the quadratic formula to find the x intercepts was fairly easy. The world problems were challenging though. Questions like the revenue ones were difficult. If I did one step wring like mess up the equation i would be doomed for the rest of the problem. Standard form connects to graphing and factored form because i am using the 3 point method to find the points. First, I would find the 2 x-intercepts by using the quadratic formula. Then, I would find the AOS and sub that value into the original equation to find the y. And that is my reflection on the Quadratic Relations Unit!