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Completing the Square

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One of the examples I used a lot during the development of the Number Plumber was this Completing the Square Example. It’s a good test case since quite a bit is happening in it. I haven’t tried to develop it into an educational resource, but there’s potential here. It’s hard for students to see the reason for the algebraic rearrangements involved in completing the square. It’s a real “Can’t see the woods for the trees topic” for many. The Number Plumber example makes the big picture very clear.

Number Plumber Animation

Straightening things out


Written by gmp26

March 2, 2010 at 10:08 am

Posted in Number Plumber

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