Note that we cover the second half of the first resource listed below (where we covered solving by factorising earlier in the year). Specific learning objectives this time:

(a) 'Complete the square' to put a quadratic in the form (x + a)2 + b

(b) Extension: Complete the square where the coefficient of the x2 term is not 1.

(c) Solve quadratics by completing the square.

(d) Extension: Identify the minimum/maximum point of a quadratic by completing the square.

(e) Solve quadratic equations by use of the quadratic formula.

# Stock Market Data Analysis Project

## 2 files24/02/2020

A project ended for higher-ability GCSE students that (a) gives a basic overview of financial markets (b) introduces important spreadsheet skills and (c) tasks students with analysing stock market data and comparing to conventional savings accounts.

Includes a link to a Google Sheet with the data and tasks. The 'solutions for teachers' PowerPoint contains a link to the fully completed task.# GCSE Solving Quadratics By Factorisation

## 1 files13/01/2020

Includes forming quadratic equations from context.

# Quadratic Formula

## 1 files27/06/2018

Covers use of the quadratic formula (and its proof).

# GCSE Completing the Square

## 1 files05/03/2018

Covers all aspects of the new GCSE 9-1 syllabus, including finding turning points, and dealing with quadratics where the coefficient of x^2 is not 1.

# Sketching Quadratics

## 2 files29/05/2016

a) Solve quadratics using graphical methods.

b) Sketch parabolas from quadratic equations, considering intercepts with the axis.

c) Find the minimum or maximum point of a quadratic by completing the square.# Year 9 to 10 Algebra Bridging Exercise

## 2 files13/06/2019

A mixture of different algebraic topics: expanding and simplifying, changing the subject, algebraic fractions (involving integer denominators), cross-multiplying, multiplying terms. Used at Tiffin for the end of Year 9 to help with the transition to GCSE.