ERIC Number: EJ1093375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Factorising a Quadratic Expression with Geometric Insights
Joarder, Anwar H.
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, v29 n1 p25-31 2015
An algorithm is presented for factorising a quadratic expression to facilitate instruction and learning. It appeals to elementary geometry which may provide better insights to some students or teachers. There have been many methods for factorising a quadratic expression described in school text books. However, students often seem to struggle with grasping this skill. Anwar H. Joarder presents some geometric explanation with the hope that it will help visualise the steps of the solution.
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Grade 9, Mathematical Formulas, Teaching Methods, Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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