Nonlinear Systems of Equations

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Explore nonlinear systems through graphs and algebra. High schoolers begin by examining the different types of quadratic functions and their possible intersections. They then use algebraic methods to solve systems containing various combinations of equations. Using graphs, individuals connect the algebraic solutions to a visual representation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Distribute graph paper and have your classes sketch the graph of each system of equation for reference
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses graphing calculators and transparency sheets
  • Applies several new vocabulary words which may require extra support for ELL pupils
Pros

  • Practice problems are provided for class members to demonstrate what they have learned 
  • Includes all necessary handouts
Cons

  • None
Common Core