Algebra: Completing the Square

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A complete lesson on 'completing the square' by using a visual representation. Initially; the idea of using rectangles to represent multiplying brackets is used. Next; the numerical term is subtracted; equivalent to subtracting the square from the bottom of the diagram. Finally; the idea of completing the square is introduced by halving the bottom of a rectangle and rearranging the sides along a square of side x.

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October 2018
October 2018
Try it!
July 2018
July 2018
January 2018
Excellent! Thanks.
December 2017
Excellent visual presentation it linked my special education students to prior experience with multiplying numbers.
November 2017
May 2017
I like this very much and it full-files more than what i expected.
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July 2016
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July 2013
Brilliant. Very visual.
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May 2012
really like this, lovely way to demonstrate a tricky topic :D
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April 2012
A really nice visual and brilliantly scaffolded way of teaching completing the square - many thanks for sharing
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September 2010
very useful
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July 2010
I'm a big fan of all your resources Mr. Sjpowermac and you certainly don't disappoint with this one: wow! Completing the Square can be a very difficult topic but with this presentation pupils really get a great feel for what is going on and understand where the topic gets its title. Top marks for a very innovative take on this topic.
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July 2010
great
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July 2010
Very clear objective and lesson plan. I can make good use of this. Thanks
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July 2010
I thik this is worth 5 not 4 as I just gave. A gret combination of activities
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July 2010
this resource is so well thought out and presented - I cant wait to use it - thanks for sharing
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July 2010
A very well presentation for a complex task to be presented!
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June 2010
I love this! <br/> <br/>Misprints on pages 19 (should be 10 not 8) and 28 (the expression is printed twice)