Evaluate a Quadratic Equation - Death Application

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Don't be bored to death when learning about quadratics. Using a given quadratic equation representing the number of deaths per year per thousand people in terms of age, scholars determine the number of deaths for a particular age group. They watch a video that shows the solution process.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils try out the problem before watching the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must be able to substitute values into equations
  • Note that the video uses a TI-84 graphing calculator
  • Context may be a potential sensitivity issue
Pros

  • Shows and describes each step of the work
  • Color helps highlight relevant quantities
Cons

  • None
Common Core