This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to solve quadratics in one variable. In particular, the lesson will help you identify and help students who have the following difficulties:
Making sense of a real life situation and deciding on the math to apply to the problem.Solving quadratic equations by taking square roots, completing the square, using the quadratic formula, and factoring.Interpreting results in the context of a real life situation.
In this math lesson, students will be using math skills to determine the best layout of industrial parts to be cut from a sheet of metal. Students will then calculate both the cost of the materials used and the percentage and cost of waste remaining after cutting out the industrial parts.