Highs and Lows Part 2: Completing the Square

Resource ID#: 194049 Primary Type: Original Student Tutorial


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Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2022-2023)
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
Keywords: quadratic, quadratic function, completing the square, complete the square, maximum, minimum, vertex, parabola, vertex form, mathematics, algebra, animals, dolphins, jumps, jumping, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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